blessing

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blessing

Judaism
a. a short prayer prescribed for a specific occasion and beginning "Blessed art thou, O Lord…"
b. a section of the liturgy including a similar formula
References in classic literature ?
So they asked an old woman what spell they could use to make them happy, and she said, `When you feel discontented, think over your blessings, and be grateful.
Yet sweet Nancy might have been expected to feel still more keenly the denial of a blessing to which she had looked forward with all the varied expectations and preparations, solemn and prettily trivial, which fill the mind of a loving woman when she expects to become a mother.
It is a wearisome task, and I can give you no reward for all your tender care, but the blessings of the gentle flowers you will have saved from death.
Their sorrows are healed, and I feel that I am called back to my old work, in which I found a blessing that I have missed of late in the midst of too abundant worldly good.
And that's all the blessings I can think of just now to thank Thee for.
THE greatest blessing, Kenwigs,' murmured his lady.
replied the oracle, with a Jove-like nod; 'these things are all blessings and mercies, if we only knew how to make use of them.
In this contention, nature may seem to some to have come off victorious, as she bestowed on him many gifts, while fortune had only one gift in her power; but in pouring forth this, she was so very profuse, that others perhaps may think this single endowment to have been more than equivalent to all the various blessings which he enjoyed from nature.
He appeals to the world-famed hospitality of Athens and hints at the blessings that his coming will confer on the State.
When Sir Pitt deigned to offer me his hand, an honour of which my beloved Miss Crawley said I was DESERVING (my blessings go with her for judging the poor orphan worthy to be HER SISTER
When he smiled, she asked no greater blessing of God.
In almshouse, hospital, and jail, in misery's every refuge, where vain man in his little brief authority had not made fast the door and barred the Spirit out, he left his blessing, and taught Scrooge his precepts.