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1‘may God continue to give us his blessing’
2‘they received a special blessing from a Catholic priest’
benediction, dedication, consecration, invocation, commendation, prayer for someone, intercession
grace, thanksgiving, thanks
3‘he gave the plan his blessing’
sanction, consent, assent, endorsement, clearance, agreement, concurrence, approval, seal of approval, stamp of approval, imprimatur, backing, support, favour, good wishes
informal the go-ahead, the thumbs up, the green light, the OK
4‘it was a blessing that they didn't have very far to go’
advantage, benefit, help, boon, good thing, godsend, favour, gift, convenience
bonus, plus point, added attraction, additional benefit, extra, added extra
luck, stroke of luck, piece of luck, good fortune, windfall, gain, profit, virtue, bounty
informal plus, perk
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