Blessedly



consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified:
the Blessed Sacrament.
worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship:
the Blessed Trinity.
divinely or supremely favored; fortunate:
to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends.
blissfully happy or contented.
Roman Catholic Church, beatified.
bringing happiness and thankfulness:
the blessed assurance of a steady income.
Informal. damned:
I’m blessed if I know.
Informal. (used as an intensifier):
every blessed cent.
Contemporary Examples

The Explosive ‘Scandal’ Finale Was Its Best Episode Yet Kevin Fallon April 17, 2014
Military Wives Rally Around Wife of Accused Afghanistan Shooter Robert Bales Jesse Ellison March 21, 2012
Citizen Kate The Daily Beast April 2, 2011
The Michelangelo of Lego Who Quit Law to Play With Toys Kevin Fallon February 6, 2014
Better Than Reaching The Mountaintop Gershom Gorenberg May 30, 2012

Historical Examples

The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine
The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul Bede Jarrett
The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World Margaret Vandercook
A Retrospect James Hudson Taylor

adjective
made holy by religious ceremony; consecrated
worthy of deep reverence or respect
(RC Church) (of a person) beatified by the pope
characterized by happiness or good fortune: a blessed time
bringing great happiness or good fortune
a euphemistic word for damned I’m blessed if I know
noun
(Christianity) the blessed, the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
adj.

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