beatific beatific

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
  2. (adj) marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

Usage(s):

  1. Its name derives from its mummy shape and the beatific woman's face depicted on its headpiece.
  2. The post-World War II generationbeat or beatifichas not found symbolic spokesmen with anywhere near the talents of Fitzgerald, Hemingway or Nathanael West.
  3. But more important was that dazzling, beatific, all-inclusive smile.

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    100 YEARS AGO June 6, 1913 When is a drunken man drunk? How many drinks should a man put under his belt before he reaches that beatific condition where he imagines John D. Rockefeller is a pauper in comparison with himself? These questions, which belong to the same family as the old puzzle, “How old is Ann?” were propounded to Attorney General William L. Moose in a recent letter from W. B. Lloyd ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Quotes

  1. On the 50th anniversary of its discovery, Hofmann wrote: "We all testify gratefully that we got valuable help on the way to what Aldous Huxley said is the end and the ultimate purpose of human life - enlightenment, beatific vision, love. I think all...
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Albert Hofmann Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "This great beatific smile wreathed her face and she said, 'Oh, yes!' and then of course within two or three minutes she had entirely forgotten what I'd asked her," Robinson explains. "About 20 minutes later, she clawed at my arm and said,...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Tony Robinson Source: The Age

  3. Kerouac said: "It was as a Catholic I had a vision of what I must have really meant with 'Beat'......the vision of the word Beat as being to mean beatific."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Jack Kerouac Source: guardian.co.uk

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