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  • interj. Short for (may) God bless you: said as a short prayer for the recipient.
  • interj. Said to someone who has just sneezed, as a polite remark.


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  • When King Kafid heard this, he exclaimed, ‘May the sun not bless you and may he be wroth with you and sore be his wrath!’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • What will you now do, when such or such, these and those men, of this or that party, look upon you "as the grass upon the house-tops, which withereth afore it groweth up; wherewith the mower filleth not his hand, nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom;" -- that will not so much as say, "The blessing of the Lord be upon you; we bless you in the name of the Lord?"

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • God bless you all, and believe me always gratefully and affectionately yours,

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • DEAR HATTIE, ” Very likely it is too late for me to come with my modest knock to your study door, and ask to be taken in for a moment, but I do so want to bless you before you go, and I have not been well enough to write until to-day.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • God bless you for carrying the banner of Sorosis up to its highest level, and maintaining its dignity in a way worthy of its reputation.

    Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly

  • The jeweller cried, “Allah bless you and your women!” and going in to his wife, said to her, “I am minded to go to my country: what sayst thou?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • God bless you my Dst. Love, once more I repeat let me See you as Soon as possible.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

  • Then, noticing the alarming increase in Bidworthy's colour, he added with compassion, 'Oh, well. you may tell him that I said' — he paused while he thought it over — 'God bless you and good-bye.'

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • This I expect to send with a man by the name of Reevs hoe is going home on furlow he lives near mosey creek, the Lord bless you and take care of you is the humble prare of your affectionate husband

    Augusta County: John P. Dull to Giney Dull, March 24, 1865

  • "Felicitations, and may Hymen bless you and your hearth."

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles


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