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  • Mr. Stone had pronounced the benediction and was on his way to the front door when she went down the aisle to corner Herbert, who had remained behind to shut the windows.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • A benediction.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • And standing right behind me was the head of the school, Chairman Jin, who had repeatedly stressed the importance of the Morning Benediction.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • "Cold," he says, the word a benediction.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong

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  • The evening air is a benediction.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Bluffton is sleepy, magisterially silent, and enjoys a benediction of flowers every brilliant spring.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She made an adjustment and the static vanished, replaced by a far faint chorus of horns and trumpets, exultant, victorious, Handelian: a shiver flowed down Sophie’s backbone like a benediction of ice.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Instead, he raised his hand in a gesture of benediction and dismissal.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Near the window, by the fire escape, a faded wooden saint held up a palm in benediction; on the sideboard alongside a silver tea set, painted animals straggled two by two into a Noah’s Ark.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Mr. Wolfshiem raised his hand in a sort of benediction.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • The evening benediction begins.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He finished in the tone of a benediction, and Al reddened a little with pleasure.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • After this he pronounced the benediction in Latin.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Now it is understood that he has composed an original speech of congratulation and benediction, and this is one of the events of the day.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Now, sleep…… He raised a hand, as if in benediction, and peace crept through Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And, with this pathetic benediction, the assembly dispersed.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He made it sound like a benediction.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • CHAPTER IV THE sun rose upon a tranquil world, and beamed down upon the peaceful village like a benediction.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I knew Mr. Henry Drummond, and the memory of his strong, warm hand-clasp is like a benediction.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest’s benediction, approached the general.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was hard to say what she ever thought of Our Father’s benedictions, in church or out, so I pondered more interesting mysteries, such as her eye.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Thousands of voices repeated the benediction; thousands of men prostrated themselves like trees before a tempest.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Upon which M. d’Artagnan the elder girded his own sword round his son, kissed him tenderly on both cheeks, and gave him his benediction.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Returning to the Spouter-Inn from the Chapel, I found Queequeg there quite alone; he having left the Chapel before the benediction some time.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • For this cause I send these lines—to your fair ear addressed— By a holy man, discreet, intelligent: It is our will that you receive from him, In your own house, the marriage (She turns the page): benediction Straightway, this night.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Birds sang around Green Gables; the Madonna lilies in the garden sent out whiffs of perfume that entered in on viewless winds at every door and window, and wandered through halls and rooms like spirits of benediction.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Good king, that must approve the common saw,— Thou out of heaven’s benediction com’st To the warm sun!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus Followed with benediction.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • We must have the benediction and announcement.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The name of a woman should be agreeable, sweet, fanciful; it should end in long vowels, and resemble words of benediction.’
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He was a Shadowhunter; he had died in battle; he deserved the last benediction.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • All those benedictions will fall back before they reach heaven, and only the malediction will ascend to God.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • How he solicits heaven, Himself best knows: but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair of surgery, he cures; Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with holy prayers: and ’tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • There, when every body else had partaken of the communion, and the benediction had been pronounced, the minister said, "Come down, now, my colored friends."
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Lifting his hand, as if in benediction, Eragon whispered, "Slytha."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It was the men’s temperance retreat conducted by the missioner, the reverend John Hughes S. J., rosary, sermon and benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Larson might have been standing in church, waiting for the benediction, for all his face showed.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • It was not of a benedictory kind.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • But a bird sang blithely on a budding bough, close by, the snowdrops blossomed freshly at the window, and the spring sunshine streamed in like a benediction over the placid face upon the pillow, a face so full of painless peace that those who loved it best smiled through their tears, and thanked God that Beth was well at last.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • She could see the white house gleaming welcome to her through the reddening autumn leaves, feel the quiet hush of the country twilight coming down over her like a benediction, feel the dews falling on the acres of green bushes starred with fleecy white, see the raw color of the red earth and the dismal dark beauty of the pines on the rolling hills.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It had been a call to the blood and to the relaxed will, a passing benediction whose influence did not pass, a holiness, a spell, a momentary chalice for youth.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Because today I pronounce the benediction.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It is probable, too, that the language in which the benediction was conferred, and the information asked, sounded ungracious, though not probably unintelligible, in the ears of the Saxon peasants.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Reverend Waite reads a benediction and we’re dismissed for dinner.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • But when the sky chooses, glory can rain into the Chandrapore bazaars or a benediction pass from horizon to horizon.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • He smiled and waved one hand in a vague benediction.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • About this time the father of our Chrysostom died, and he was left heir to a large amount of property in chattels as well as in land, no small number of cattle and sheep, and a large sum of money, of all of which the young man was left dissolute owner, and indeed he was deserving of it all, for he was a very good comrade, and kind-hearted, and a friend of worthy folk, and had a countenance like a benediction.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • We waited for him to speak, like a congregation expecting the minister’s benediction.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • The lama bowed his head in benediction.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I left my hand on her forehead for a moment, a benediction.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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