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Definitions of bless

  1. confer prosperity or happiness on
  2. give a benediction to; " The dying man blessed his son"
  3. render holy by means of religious rites
  4. make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
  5. Blessed.
  6. To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
  7. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
  8. To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross ( one's self).
  9. To guard; to keep; to protect.
  10. To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
  11. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
  12. To wave; to brandish.
  13. To consecrate.
  14. To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; - applied to persons.
  15. To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, - as on food.
  16. To set apart for a holy purpose; to call down a blessing upon; to give happiness to; as, " O Lord, bless thy people"; to praise or extol.
  17. Blessed and blest.
  18. Blessing.
  19. To invoke a blessing upon: to make joyons, happy, or prosperous: to wish happiness to: praise or glorify:- pa. p. blessed or blest.
  20. To make happy; invoke happiness for; praise.
  21. To bring or wish happiness or good fortune to; prosper; felicitate.
  22. To invoke God's favor upon.
  23. To praise; glorify.
  24. To invoke a blessing upon; to wish happiness to; to make happy or prosperous; to consecrate or pronounce holy; to praise; to esteem or count happy.
  25. To make happy; to prosper; to praise; to give thanks to; to glorify or praise for benefits received.
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Quotes of bless

  1. Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. – Barbara de Angelis
  2. God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich. – W. H. Auden
  3. Forever may it remain that way. And may God bless these now -found souls. – Robert D. Ballard
  4. No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. – Henry Ward Beecher
  5. I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless and they should be called marriages. – Tony Campolo
  6. God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia. – Russell Crowe
  7. God bless McNally, it's got some fantastic stuff in it, but it's no easy task to make a movie out of. – Faye Dunaway
  8. Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless – Paul Harris
  9. But God really did bless me, you know? He really said, All right. Come on. I'm still waiting for you. Get over here. Get over here. – Liza Minnelli
  10. God bless the roots! Body and soul are one. – Theodore Roethke
  11. Never give up on your dream... because you never know what the Lord can bless you with. – Kelly Rowland
  12. During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches. – Kate Smith
  13. But I'll tell you this, it started with my mother. I have to give her. God bless her and rest her soul. I had a good foundation at home, so when I was able to go off and do these things in baseball there was always support. – Dave Winfield

Usage examples for bless

  1. The clerk began to bless himself, and then Tibraide' began to bless himself, and after that they didn't know what to do. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  2. I think he is, bless him! – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. Bless you, there isn't any. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. Bless you, now, my darling- I love you, ever shall love you, ever be your own. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  5. Bless the woman- I mean you, Selina- I have the very best temper in the world. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  6. What indeed, bless her heart? – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  7. But, bless you, I don't mind. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  8. And I tell you plainly, that if you'd done what you have done for me I'd kiss your feet and ask you to bless me! – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  9. Allers the same, bless you! – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  10. Let me see any thing before me but a life and death like Helen's, and I'll bless you for ever! – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  11. Bless me, master, bless me! – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. My child, I know that I have the power to bless you, if you will only tell me how. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. I embrace and bless you. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  14. Bless your heart, how are the feet? – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  15. But who is it I am to bless – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  16. God bless you for that, dear! – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  17. Bless the man, of course I will! – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. Bless me, though, what is the matter? – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  19. Lord bless me, yes, his son: why shouldn't I be? – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. Bless my soul, Ann! – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White

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