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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of bless.
  • adj. Variant of blessed.

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  • v. Archaic spelling of blessed: simple past tense and past participle of bless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Blessed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A contracted form of blessed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)

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Examples

  • QUOTATION: There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man’s life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched.

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  • Dear Abby Kelley! she lies upon a sick bed now, but surely there are those, beside the bondmen for whom she labored through those weary years, who, remembering what a faithful Mentor she was to their undisciplined natures, will 'rise to call her blest!'

    The Woman's Advocate.

  • Her friends, her neighbours too, do call her blest;

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • 8467There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man’s life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched.

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  • 3There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man’s life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched.

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  • In this brief hour, the lover is so thoroughly "blest" as to have but one desire left -- that it should last forever!

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • And yet _Pindar_ tells us [908] that the abode of the blest is a glorious existence, where the sun shines bright through the entire night in meadows red with roses, an extensive plain full of shady trees ever in bloom never in fruit, watered by gentle purling streams, and there the blest ones pass their time away in thinking and talking about the past and present in social converse .... [

    Plutarch's Morals

  • There is an ancient saying, famous among men, that thou shouldst not judge fully of a man's life before he dieth, whether it should be called blest or wretched. [

    Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

  • Her friends, her neighbours too, do call her blest (Psa.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • Swift down the mad dance, while blest health prompts to move,

    Letter 20

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