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blessed

1. RC Church (of a person) beatified by the pope
2. the blessed Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
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There were a couple of positives - it was blessedly short, unintentionally funny and two of the male actors were pretty damned good despite the material they had to work with.
They are a model family with a successful business, an uncomplicated marriage, and two blessedly typical twin daughters, Zoe and Lily.
Her prose, as elegant as many of the clothes illustrated, is blessedly free of academic jargon, and abstract theorising finds no place in her work.
"Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas.
This year's bruising presidential campaign, now blessedly over, could be seen in many ways as a referendum on what it means to be American.
Block, dynamite), and young son (Anthony Rosenthal, blessedly unaffected) for a male lover with the improbable name of Whizzer (Andrew Rannells, irresistible to all sexes).
If you have enough of one thing, may you get something else and it be blessedly terminal.
Blessedly, she is purchased by a missionary who frees her and employs her at his mission in California, still believing her to be a man.
Blessedly, his story is given an anti-Gump treatment.
And, like Helen Mirren and Vanessa Redgrave, Dame Judi is proud of the face she has earned, and has blessedly never attempted to "refresh" herself.
Just opened THE STARS Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron THE VERDICT Seth MacFarlane (the man behind the hit film Ted) sets his sights on America's Wild Wild West for this rude, raucous and blessedly way-over-the-top comedy.