bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like:
a beatific smile.
beatifically he breathed whiskied breath at me as he stared in unsteady surprise.
Eastern Nights – and Flights Alan Bott
Did you ever see anything so beatifically happy as that couple are?
Miss Billy’s Decision Eleanor H. Porter
He righted himself, looked astonished, then beatifically self-approving.
The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
The miner’s daughter was so beatifically happy that the girls found a new and most satisfying thrill in her enjoyment.
The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle Laura Lee Hope
Often Beth would smile so beatifically that her mother thought she must be thinking of angels and heaven.
A Little Florida Lady Dorothy C. Paine
He was more excited than he had ever been in his life before,—and yet he was beatifically serene.
From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon
displaying great happiness, calmness, etc: a beatific smile
of, conferring, or relating to a state of celestial happiness
1630s, from French béatifique or directly from Late Latin beatificus, from Latin beatus “blessed” (see beatify). Related: Beatifical (c. 1600); beatifically.
a musical percussion instrument consisting of a hollow, usually cylindrical, body covered at one or both ends with a tightly stretched membrane, or head, which is struck with the hand, a stick, or a pair of sticks, and typically produces a booming, tapping, or hollow sound. any hollow tree or similar object or device used […]
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something that has ceased to be useful or relevant. beat / flog a dead horse, to persist in pursuing or trying to revive interest in a project or subject that has lost its usefulness or relevance. Contemporary Examples So when the Today show staged a flash mob earlier this month, it had the effect of […]
to make blissfully happy. Roman Catholic Church. to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor. Contemporary Examples On that day, the family of a severely ill Costa Rican woman reportedly prayed to the beatified pontiff for her recovery. After Second Approved Miracle, Pope John Paul II […]
the act of a person or thing that beats, as to punish, clean, mix, etc.: Give the rug a good beating. a defeat or reverse; loss; setback: Several stocks took a beating in the market today. pulsation; throbbing: the beating of her heart. to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly. to dash against: rain beating […]