One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The state of being blessed with divine favour.
sanctity, divinity, godliness, saintliness, sanctitude, sacredness, faith, devotion, devoutness, divineness, spirituality, religiousness, piety, piousness, righteousness, goodness, perfection, virtue, virtuousness, purity, sinlessnessView synonyms
- ‘Her earthly journey is now complete and we pray that her soul abide in blessedness, where there is neither pain nor suffering, in a place much more beautiful than can be thought of by the heart of man.’
- ‘We are drawn by the gifts and glamour of other lifestyles, but this psalm says that the epitome of blessedness is to be found with your family around you.’
- ‘In the Beatitudes, the things that bring blessedness are treasures that last.’
- ‘The Saviour tells us that it is more blessed to give than to receive, but how many of us are strangers to that blessedness?’
- ‘But all we know of this world will pale before the newness and blessedness of life in the world to come, where sin and death are destroyed forever.’
- ‘For the next two weeks, unconsciousness was blessedness.’
- ‘The Genesis account of the Tree of Life reminds us there is only one way to attain to an eternal life of blessedness - the way God has appointed.’
- ‘In the unity reached by overcoming this divorce of the finite from the infinite lies religious blessedness, perfect beauty, and moral freedom.’
- ‘The reference to washing, blessedness, and entrance via the gates into a holy city in Revelation 22: 14 all indicate purification.’
- ‘Thoughts of heaven merely blunted the urge for revolution by its promises of future blessedness.’
- ‘It followed that murderers were banned from temples and other public spaces and could not be initiated into the Eleusinian Mysteries, which meant that they were excluded from blessedness in the hereafter.’
- ‘Christ speaks this word of wholeness and well being and blessedness even to Thomas, who doubts.’
- ‘At no point in this eternal journey do I expect to dissolve into god or attain static blessedness.’
- ‘According to devotees, pilgrimage to the Nizamuddin shrine enables them to partake of the saint's blessedness.’
- ‘His dream of future India was that along with material prosperity, which would be hers, she would, as the Queen of Nations, extend the hand of peace and blessedness to all peoples of the world.’
- ‘In short, can you not be content with such reassuring security and guaranty as this, that the established order vouches for your blessedness in the hereafter?’
- ‘At sunrise when the red sky is reflected in calm water and the line of the horizon disappears, I have a still, calm sense of blessedness.’
- ‘Since our human nature is fallen, and since eternal blessedness is a gift far beyond the powers and merits of every created nature, it is to be expected that most human beings fall short of achieving that goal.’
- ‘All seek to offer hope, whether phrased as the vision of God, blessedness, eternal life, the greatest good, perfect happiness, or holiness.’
- ‘Trust is the wish-fulfilling gem, because this is our wish: to dive into the depths of our life and realize our inherent blessedness or good-heartedness.’
humorous The state of being unmarried.
- ‘Lucy Larcom believed that ‘a life of ‘single blessedness’’ was preferable to ‘marrying and giving in marriage’.’
- ‘I have a daughter, a model of beauty and loveliness, and I am desirous of wedding her with the Sultan, because one such as thou should not remain in single blessedness’
- ‘While Israel informs readers that this ‘single blessedness’ could be rather lonely and demoralizing, it was still an Amazonian utopia compared with the lives of the other single subgroup at the time: the immigrant working girl.’
- ‘As for Richard Wilson's sister, she, having been wholly unable to recapture Mr. Lawrence, or obtain any partner rich and elegant enough to suit her ideas of what the husband of Jane Wilson ought to be, is yet in single blessedness.’
- ‘There are single people who deliberately chose to be singles as they have discerned that is their vocation: single blessedness.’
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