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  • Later, he would say that I gave him a beatific smile.†   (source)
  • They all smiled beatifically.†   (source)
  • Owing to legal constraints and the need for an official-sounding name, he called it the Institute for Union with Nothingness, or the I.U.N. But his father was not disposed to leave him in peace; Nicolas's followers began to appear in the newspaper with shaved heads, indecent loincloths, and beatific expressions, bringing public ridicule to the name of Trueba.†   (source)
  • A beatific smile graced his face.†   (source)
  • From it, she was pulling some plastic wrap, now sporting the beatific look usually associated with madonnas or people on heavy medication.†   (source)
  • Dark, soulful eyes and that small, mysterious, beatific smile.†   (source)
  • The beast attempts a beatific look that could be mistaken for a bout of painful wind.†   (source)
  • And with another beatific smile, he whisked Simon away, leaving Alec staring after them both.†   (source)
  • Its face was beatific, but there was a crack that ran from temple to chin, marring the face for some past transgression.†   (source)
  • She continued to stare at the photograph before turning toward him with a dazed and beatific smile.†   (source)
  • But in all those pictures, all dime-store images painted on cardboard, the face of Christ was beatific, as, I believed, would be the face of God.†   (source)
  • As Yossarian stared, the chaplain elevated his gaze toward Yossarian beatifically, pressed his fingers down over his eyeballs in a manner of affliction, peered upward again toward Yossarian searchingly, and bowed his head, concluding what Yossarian took to be a climactic part of the funeral rite.†   (source)
  • Changazi stood as beatifically still as a portrait of a revered prophet.†   (source)
  • Eve gave one particularly devout-looking supplicant a few tokens and was rewarded with a beatific smile and a glossy pebble.†   (source)
  • He was confused by her apparent mysticism, by her sudden transit from beatific calm to superstitious terror, and he was furious that she would lie to him about Nina now, after she had led him to believe, at the cemetery, that she would ultimately tell him the full truth.†   (source)
  • The man wore a beatific expression.†   (source)
  • And so, in this beatific state, something came out of her.†   (source)
  • Afterward he smiled beatifically and offered us tea.†   (source)
  • Before clicking it into his skull socket he looked at me again, almost beatifically.†   (source)
  • Jane turned toward us with a beatific smile.†   (source)
  • "Oh, come on," I said, looking at the dance floor, where of course my mother was now staring right at me, smiling beatifically and waggling her fingers in that come-here-now kind of way.†   (source)
  • She was looking up at the building now with a beatific expression, her small face aglow with what Simon could only guess was anticipation.†   (source)
  • They had rescued a wineskin from among the ruins, which Pedro Garcfa divided three ways: a third to wash the injured man's body, a third for Esteban to drink, and the other third he drank parsimoniously himself before beginning to set Esteban's bones, one by one, patiently and calmly, pulling here, adjusting there, putting each one back in its proper place, splinting them, wrapping them in strips of sheet to keep them immobile, mumbling litanies to the healing saints, invoking good luck and the Virgin Mary, and putting up with the screams and blasphemies of Esteban Trueba, without ever altering his beatific blind man's expression.†   (source)
  • She appeared wholly human, a beautiful woman with waves of shining black hair and a chillingly beatific face.†   (source)
  • Perhaps in the mansions of Limbo the heroes enjoy some such compensation for their loss of the Beatific Vision; perhaps the Beatific Vision itself has some remote kinship with this lowly experience; I, at any rate, believed myself very near heaven, during those languid days at Brideshead.†   (source)
  • "5 And the same meta-theological insight seems to be what is suggested in Dante's final verses, where the illuminated voyager at last is able to lift his courageous eyes beyond the beatific vision of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to the one Eternal Light's" The gods and goddesses then are to be understood as embodiments and custodians of the elixir of Imperishable Being but not themselves the Ultimate in its primary state.†   (source)
  • The Marquesa almost fell out of her chair as she leaned forward, her face streaming with happy tears, and made the beatific gesture.†   (source)
  • But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.†   (source)
  • Youngsters with their backpacks and bayoneted rifles, with their filthy coats and boots—and in watching, one might also see them with a humanistic, beatific eye, might dream of other scenes.†   (source)
  • Her excitement had in a measure kept her warm during the few minutes' adventure; but that beatific interval was over.†   (source)
  • She was carrying an armful of Bibles for her class, and such was her view of life that events which produced heartache in others wrought beatific smiles upon her—an enviable result, although, in the opinion of Angel, it was obtained by a curiously unnatural sacrifice of humanity to mysticism.†   (source)
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.†   (source)
  • Vassily Ivanovitch walked up and down during the whole of dinner, and with a perfectly happy, positively beatific countenance, talked about the serious anxiety he felt at Napoleon's policy, and the intricacy of the Italian question.†   (source)
  • The curtains were half drawn, and only admitted the mysterious light calculated for beatific reveries.†   (source)
  • A beatific smile of regret, repentance, and ecstasy beamed on M. de Beausset's face and he glided away to the other generals.†   (source)
  • "Co-o-om-pa-ny!" roared the tipsy peasant with a beatific smile as he looked at Ilyin talking to the girl.†   (source)
  • Rostov was very happy in the love they showed him; but the first moment of meeting had been so beatific that his present joy seemed insufficient, and he kept expecting something more, more and yet more.†   (source)
  • Moreover, I said, you must not wonder that those who attain to this beatific vision are unwilling to descend to human affairs; for their souls are ever hastening into the upper world where they desire to dwell; which desire of theirs is very natural, if our allegory may be trusted.†   (source)
  • Little Margaret, tidied for inspection and swaddled in a small blanket, was given to her father, who received his new offspring with an expression of beatific reverence.†   (source)
  • Mammon led them on—
    Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell
    From Heaven; for even in Heaven his looks and thoughts
    Were always downward bent, admiring more
    The riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold,
    Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed
    In vision beatific.†   (source)
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