- v give a benediction to
- v confer prosperity or happiness on
- v make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
- v render holy by means of religious rites
- a highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
- How blest are those who hunger and thirst to see right prevail; they shall be satisfied.
- Now maids and men, hark well to me, Sing Aleluyawellaway! Full blest shall such a wooing be, Sing hey, God loves a lover! For they that meet in chapel cell, Are wooed and .
- To the blest fountain of thy blood, Incarnate God, I fly:Here let me wash my spotted soul From crimes of deepest dye.
- William Shakespeare in Daily Sun
The quality of mercy is not strained,wrote Shakespeare. "It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; it blessed him that gives and him that takes."