supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
(often initial capital letter) any of the declarations of blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
Among the beatitudes certain differences appear, in each of which the Nephite sermon is more explicit.
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
There was the street of a Thousand beatitudes, which, let us pray, were enjoyed by its founder.
Harper’s Young People, May 25, 1880 Various
In the beatitudes, for example, five are word for word in the two versions, while the other three are only slightly changed.
The Greatest English Classic Cleland Boyd McAfee
“The poor in spirit,”—the “mourner,”—the “meek,”—claim His first beatitudes.
The Mind of Jesus John R. Macduff
And yet they write about it as though it were the very head and front of all the beatitudes!’
Babylon, Volume 3 (of 3) Grant Allen
For instance, the “beatitudes” do not appear in either Mark or John.
The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels J. B. Atwater
He hugs himself to his own heart as the embodiment of all the virtues of the decalogue and the beatitudes.
The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
The Buddhists, like the Christians, have got their beatitudes.
The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity Arthur Lillie
At the entrance of Cheapside a third pageant represented the eight beatitudes.
London Walter Besant
It may not be the fault of the progressive people of Toledo that they have not these beatitudes.
Broke Edwin A. Brown
supreme blessedness or happiness
an honorific title of the Eastern Christian Church, applied to those of patriarchal rank
(New Testament) any of eight distinctive sayings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11) in which he declares that the poor, the meek, those that mourn, the merciful, the peacemakers, the pure of heart, those that thirst for justice, and those that are persecuted will, in various ways, receive the blessings of heaven
early 15c., “supreme happiness,” from Middle French béatitude (15c.) and directly from Latin beatitudinem (nominative beatitudo) “state of blessedness,” from past participle stem of beare “make happy,” related to bene-. As “a declaration of blessedness” (usually plural, beatitudes, especially in reference to the Sermon on the Mount) it is attested from 1520s.
(bee-at-uh-toohdz, bee-at-uh-tyoohdz) Eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. The word is from the Latin beatus, meaning “blessed,” and each of the Beatitudes begins with the word blessed. They include “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth” and “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”
noun a high level of interest in the rock-and-roll band, the Beatles, which came to popularity in the 1960s Usage Note music Contemporary Examples Fifty years ago this month the Daily Mirror first diagnosed ‘beatlemania’ as it was sweeping the world. What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’ John McMillian October 30, 2013 The […]
the (used with a plural verb) British rock-‘n’-roll group (1962–70) including George Harrison, (born 1943), John (Winston) Lennon [len-uh n] /ˈlɛn ən/ (Show IPA) (1940–80), Paul (James) McCartney [muh-kahrt-nee] /məˈkɑrt ni/ (Show IPA) (born 1942), and Ringo [ring-goh] /ˈrɪŋ goʊ/ (Show IPA), Starr, (Richard Starkey) (born 1940). Contemporary Examples I recently realized that none of […]
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the Beat Generation. a person who rejects or avoids conventional behavior, dress, etc. Contemporary Examples At an underground party, Joyce introduced Peggy to her friend Abe Drexler (Charlie Hofheimer), a beatnik journalist. ‘Mad Men’ Premiere: Before Season 5, Let’s Remember Season 4 Jace Lacob March 21, 2012 Guggenheim […]
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the Beat Generation. a person who rejects or avoids conventional behavior, dress, etc. Contemporary Examples There have always been underground movements in New York, from punks to beatniks. GHE20G0TH1K Party Initiates New Fashion Trend Misty White Sidell April 10, 2013 The Beats are hanging out there, and eventually […]