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benediction
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Definition the closing prayer for God's blessing of the congregation offered by a clergyman at the end of a worship service
  • To the sight of the swallows dying in mid air, Alessandro was finally able to add his own benediction.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Now, sleep...... He raised a hand, as if in benediction, and peace crept through Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Berger had raised his arms in the familiar gesture of confusion and benediction: "Listen, you're my prize pupil, you know that?
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • I knew Mr. Henry Drummond, and the memory of his strong, warm hand-clasp is like a benediction.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • I take my hat off to them, I go down on my knees to them and ask their benediction.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He was a Shadowhunter; he had died in battle; he deserved the last benediction.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The same in the Benediction of the Oyle.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Larson might have been standing in church, waiting for the benediction, for all his face showed.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • The evening air is a benediction.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Cold," he says, the word a benediction.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • It was not of a benedictory kind.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • There was Prusias, the king, standing to issue some sort of tribute or benediction.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • After this he pronounced the benediction in Latin.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Paneloux went up to the bed and made the sign of benediction.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus Followed with benediction.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • 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
  • Thousands of voices repeated the benediction; thousands of men prostrated themselves like trees before a tempest.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • He smiled and waved one hand in a vague benediction.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • And Mrs. Sedley tossed out of the room, hissing out the word poison once more, and so ending her charitable benediction.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • 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

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