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beatific

of, conferring, or relating to a state of celestial happiness
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God will complete this sanctifying work in his people, even if it occurs after death, in purgatory, to make us able to enjoy the Beatific Vision.
In common with many of his generation of Americans, he was drawn to the possibilities of an alternative lifestyle by the Beat generation of writers with Jack Kerouac as its beatific leader, followed by Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso and assorted poets.
It's his name in bold over the title and his beatific image on the poster.
He films ruined cities, anguished faces, beatific Buddhas, sinister skies, lambent rivers at dawn and at twilight, grinning children, passing trains at night, airplanes cutting through the cloudy firmament, birds leaving the bare, blasted branches of trees and flapping off into the sky in slow motion--all of these far too well--trod cinematic moments--superbly, movingly, somehow endlessly evading the cliches in which his script so fulsomely trades.
A columned monument on the quay and a Claude-like temple under the cliff add to the picture's beatific stillness.
Still, in Ulitskaya's beatific vision, while love and time take their toll, Medea's spirit knows and accepts all, much like Mother Nature herself.
Divided he may have been, but he was (cue the beatific choir) an artist.
Taking only segments of Dante's use of this image (for a full treatment of Dante's use of light alone "could lead us into complexities as rich as life itself"), Tate works out various reflective images--Beatrice's eyes, her mouth, candles in a mirror--as they take Dante up to the three circles that lead to the Beatific Vision.
Roland (changed to an American from the novel's working-class Brit) enlists the aid of starchy English academic Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow, her hair locked in a chastity-belt bun) when he uncovers a love letter from Randolph to Bailey's great-great-aunt, the feminist poet Christabel LaMotte (the terminally beatific Jennifer Ehle).
The dancers' beatific expressions, the interdependence they demonstrated through clasped hands, their intricate weaving of patterns through space, and changes in direction and focus were strong and well suited to the piece.
In fact, the Weltende and succeeding beatific existence of man provide a point of reference for action here and now in this world.
The beauteous recluse is an imaginary sister to Marie-Marthe; her three stillborn fetuses sound an unheard tocsin that fails to awaken the protagonist from her beatific reverie.