Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as beatific.

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  • adjective beatific

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Examples

  • The enjoyment of heaven is usually called the beatifical vision; that is, such an intellectual present view, apprehension, and sight of God and his glory, especially as manifested in Christ, as will make us blessed unto eternity.

    Christologia

  • The enjoyment of God by sight is commonly called the beatifical vision; and it is the sole fountain of all the actings of our souls in the state of blessedness: which the old philosophers knew nothing of; neither do we know distinctly what they are, or what is this sight of

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • What kind of felicity God hath ordained to them that devoutly honour him, a man shall no sooner know than enjoy; being joys that now are as incomprehensible as the word of Schoolmen, beatifical vision, is unintelligible.

    Leviathan

  • "For one farthing, given to a poor man in alms, a man is made partaker of the beatifical vision."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Secondly, Vision is beatifical, as it is commonly called, and that not amiss.

    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ

  • What kind of felicity God hath ordained to them that devoutly honour Him a man shall no sooner know than enjoy, being joys that now are as incomprehensible as the word of schoolmen ‘beatifical vision’ is unintelligible.

    Chapter VI. Of the Interior Beginnings of Voluntary Motions, Commonly Called the Passions; and the Speeches by Which They Are Expressed

  • He lay fifteen days earnestly expecting his hourly change; and in the last hour of his last day, as his body melted away, and vapoured into spirit, his soul having, I verily believe some revelation of the beatifical vision, he said, “I were miserable if I might not die; ” and after those words, closed many periods of his faint breath by saying often, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.

    The Life of Dr. Donne. Paras. 100-143

  • She moved slowly with a beatifical expression of felicity.

    A Love Episode

  • One woman declared with beatifical satisfaction, "I have slept well."

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Volume 2

  • Up above, on the circular platform, when they came out into the diffuse light, filtering through a vellum, there was a sort of ovation around Marie; soft whispers, beatifical glances, a rapture of delight in seeing, following, and touching her.

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Volume 5

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