from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blessing; a benediction.
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- n. A blessing; benediction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Blessing; beatitude; benediction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Blessing; benediction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spoken blessing
Thus it is my holy benison to be employed by this excellent Lady and is why I am writing to you in this capacity.
In it, the Leader of the seder (usually a father, grandfather, or guest of honor) recites a series of God's blessings on the Jewish people, to which the assembled express thanks and proclaim that each benison, in and of itself, would have been "enough."
Our Lady, my benison upon her, is also a noble person of long descent, and rightful heir of this place and barony, and she also loves her will; as for that matter, show me the woman who doth not.
As, Shaun replied patly, with tootlepick tact too and a down of his dampers, to that I have the gumpower and, by the benison of Barbe, that is a lock to say with everything, my be-loved. —
With the benison of Big Tim Sullivan, Arnold had been involved in bookmaking, shylocking, and gambling enterprises since at least the turn of the century.
Poor old men! how could they be cordial with their sore consciences and shamed faces? how could they bid God bless him with hearty voices and a true benison, knowing, as they did, that their vile cabal had driven him from his happy home, and sent him in his old age to seek shelter under a strange roof-tree?
So when Babette, a “fan of Goddard, Planned Parenthood, and The Nation,” read a singles ad from a “SWM whose passions include Amnesty International, EarthFirst! and a free Tibet,” well, it sent hopeful little bells of benison cascading through her heart.
And Zal answered her benison, and prayed that he might enter into nearer converse, for he was on the ground and she was on the roof.
The gods owe him their benison and support because, like them, he is old and a monarch.
Seven feet tall fully dressed, he was ready to go out among his people and seek the balm of their benison.
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