Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a beatific manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a beatific manner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She looked at Calvin, who nodded beatifically, and stepped outside, closing the door behind her.

    Sunshine Loop

  • A preview of Francis Manapul's Adventure art shows the Boy of Steel playing catch with Krypto under the wide Kansas skies, as Martha Kent looks on beatifically.

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  • After saying this, Bachardy smiled beatifically and showed off the gap between his front teeth, one of the features that attracted Isherwood to the "brilliant wide-openness" of his blithe, gauche Californian face.

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  • One day she might be the stoic saint coping with marital adversity or the Mother Teresa of The X Factor, smiling beatifically as her kids perform for her; the next she might be the hard-nosed bitch who lip-syncs her way through a "live" TV performance while her X Factor wannabes have to do it for real, and who is happy to advertise L'Oréal shampoo while wearing hair extensions.

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  • The bird jerked spasmodically and sprayed blood on the alter, the sheriff and the children as the fat man looked beatifically up to the ceiling and said, “May our lord accept this blood sacrifice as an atonement for our sins!”

    Sacrifice

  • According to meticulously orchestrated closing-day news reports, Shanghai Expo was all about a 21st century global village for which China, arms stretch wide, had become a beatifically smiling citizen.

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  • According to meticulously orchestrated closing-day news reports, Shanghai Expo was all about a 21st century global village for which China had morphed into a beatifically-smiling citizen.

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  • We would probably unearth the trio, only to find them linked to our eternal horror in a macabre, cannibalistic wheel — Limbaugh greedily gagging on Robertson's legs, Robertson, beatifically goitered on Beck's body up to the hip, and Beck, eyes a 'tearing from gorging on ol' Rush past even that fabled pilonidal cyst, their animal hunger winning out over humanity after but a day's worry.

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  • The face of the bearded 26-year-old from Islamabad, smiling beatifically as he was led away by police after killing Taseer, perhaps dreaming of his rewards in heaven, has become the image of Pakistan's national agony.

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  • In the tradition of his best-selling Tuesdays With Morrie, Albom travels frequently from his home base of Detroit to his childhood home in New Jersey, where he gets to know the aging rabbi Albert Lewis a beatifically perky Martin Landau who has asked Mitch to write his eulogy when the day comes.

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