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beatific
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Definition expressing or producing a calm joy — especially from a holy source
  • She has a beatific smile that makes you feel like all is well in the world.
beatific = expressing a calm joy
  • Behind that beatific smile lies a psychotic killer.
  • beatific = expressing a calm joy
  • Smiling beatifically, and wearing both his decorations, Napoleon reposed on a bed of straw on the platform, with the money at his side, neatly piled on a china dish from the farmhouse kitchen.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • beatifically = with a calm joy
  • Her excitement had in a measure kept her warm during the few minutes' adventure; but that beatific interval was over.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • The curtains were half drawn, and only admitted the mysterious light calculated for beatific reveries.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • beatific peace
  • She continued to stare at the photograph before turning toward him with a dazed and beatific smile.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Its face was beatific, but there was a crack that ran from temple to chin, marring the face for some past transgression.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "This one seems to bring out bizarrely strong reactions in our kind," she observed, smiling directly at me, her face beatific.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • She always looks worried when I'm at the dictionary so I tell her I'm looking for canonize or beatific or any class of a religious word.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • Jane turned toward us with a beatific smile.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Dark, soulful eyes and that small, mysterious, beatific smile.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She was looking up at the building now with a beatific expression, her small face aglow with what Simon could only guess was anticipation.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • And you got in and we drove back to the firehouse in beatific silence, all —dwindled away to peace.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Her excitement had in a measure kept her warm during the few minutes' adventure; but that beatific interval was over.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • And so, in this beatific state, something came out of her.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • And so, in this beatific state, something came out of her.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • They all smiled beatifically.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • The curtains were half drawn, and only admitted the mysterious light calculated for beatific reveries.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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