Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a blessed or holy manner.
  • adv. Happily; fortunately; joyfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Happily; fortunately; joyfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a blessed manner; happily; in a fortunate manner; joyfully.

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

  • adv. in a blessed manner

Etymologies

blessed +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I liked how this film employed a lot of African American actors in blessedly non-demeaning parts.

    2009 February : Scrubbles.net

  • So as Dubya's final term blessedly, thankfully, comes sputtering to an end, and the country struggles to recover from eight of the most disastrous years in its history, and as all the books are being written about Dubya being one of the worst presidents ever and how the Bush name will go down in eternal disgrace, one can't help but think: they deserve every single bit of it.

    Jake Whitney: Inside Lee Atwater

  • It's got form, and blessedly is not covered by a bag of fat.

    The Kanaka Surf

  • I say 'blessedly' because we cannot solve a present dilemma through the same old, worn-out 'eyeglasses.'

    Dr. Cara Barker: Insomnia: The Art of Letting Go

  • In the decisive opening segments of the game, Michigan State could not make a shot, the Spartans '6-10 Goran Suton was on the bench with two fouls, and Carolina was playing in some kind of blessedly magical funk, like it held the title to the building where 50,000 Michigan State fans were muted by the proceedings.

    American Chronicle

  • I stumbled into the bathroom that was blessedly empty.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • Before my mother was diagnosed with her terminal illness, we had finally, blessedly, reached an accord.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • She led me, blessedly, toward the open door and the sea.

    Raziel

  • All true—and all blessedly irrelevant to Shakespeare & Company's "Romeo and Juliet," a production so unhackneyed and emotionally immediate that you'll feel as though you're seeing that most ubiquitous of masterpieces through a first-timer's eyes.

    Love, Fresh and New

  • The fall seemed to take forever, but as they crashed into springy green bushes that some landscape designer had blessedly decided to plant along a walkway, they realized that (1) the fall was only about three stories and (2) they were alive.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

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