Adjective "blessing" definition and examples

(Blessing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblɛsɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

noun

God's favour and protection.
  1. 'These gifts were first a blessing from you to us, God of blessings.'
  2. 'The song is a prayer for God's blessing on the land and all its people.'
  3. 'Open our souls and our hearts to the guidance of your Spirit, that your blessing may become our eternal praise of you.'
  4. 'I was somewhat baffled as to why a pious Muslim would want a blessing from other spiritual beings.'
  5. 'It is a way of mutual support - lay people supply food, medicine, and cloth for robes, and monks give spiritual support, blessings, and teachings.'
  6. 'He was filled with a longing for God's glory and for spiritual blessing.'
  7. 'Indeed, He is the source of EVERY spiritual blessing that God has to offer.'
  8. 'On our own, we are insufficient receptacles to contain the divine blessing.'
  9. 'Even a number of Muslims come to the mutt for the blessing of His Holiness.'
  10. 'When we make a beginning and exert some effort, a Divine blessing may come.'
  11. 'a priest gave a blessing as the ship was launched'
  12. 'He therefore validated Yaakov's blessings, and recognized Yaakov as the sole spiritual inheritor of the blessings.'
  13. 'If nothing else, but by the sheer magnitude of blessings and prayers for the ‘boys in blue’, India stands a terrific chance of bringing home the Cup!'
  14. 'Gamaliel defined no more than the beginnings and ends of blessings, leaving the prayer leader or individual worshipper to improvise on the set theme.'
  15. 'The church now echoed with whimpering cries as the priest said his final prayers and blessings.'
  16. '‘It was your blessings and prayers that helped me complete this trick successfully,’ he said.'
  17. 'The blessing begins with a prayer for the mother's health.'
  18. 'A long blessing of praise to God for salvation follows.'
  19. 'Bishop John McAreavey imparted blessings at a special prayer ceremony in which pupils, special guests, governors, parents and staff took part.'
  20. 'Jewish spirituality recommends saying a prayer or reciting a blessing whenever you notice, even for a moment, that something is going right.'
  21. 'Sabbath candles are lit and there are Sabbath blessings, prayers, songs and readings.'
  22. 'Lastly, the master of ceremonies could give the meal blessing.'
  23. 'With a quickly prayed prayer of blessing for the food, the two of them began tucking in.'
  24. 'I say a small blessing before each meal.'
  25. 'Quigley and I took our seats and after we had said the blessing over the meal, we dug in.'
  26. 'If we speak of the celebration as ‘blessing,’ then, we do so in the same sense that saying grace at meals is blessing.'
  27. 'Brother Dave offered a blessing on our evening meal, and asked for guidance in staying focused over the next few days.'
  28. 'great intelligence can be a curse as well as a blessing'
  29. 'There's also the blessings of a regular prayer time and the habit of prayerful Scripture reading.'
  30. 'In doing so, they are depriving themselves of the numerous blessings and rewards of fasting.'
  31. 'Thus the child whom the parents consider unwanted may be a blessing to the family religiously and economically.'
  32. 'The political and economic system achieved a high degree of legitimacy, bringing together classes in support of the blessings of the British constitution and a free trade economy.'
  33. 'The birth of a child is considered a divine blessing.'
  34. 'Since they do not know how to handle this blessing it is no longer a blessing for them; it is actually a curse!'
  35. 'He and Ronny spoke many times about their desire for people everywhere to have the benefit and the blessings of freedom.'
  36. 'Falkirk's big home support are a marvellous blessing, but occasionally a curse.'
  37. 'But the warmth is a blessing and a boon for aching backs after a day of off-road trials.'
  38. 'These are blessings for which I am grateful every day.'
  39. 'he gave the plan his blessing even before it was announced'
  40. 'The plans already have the blessing of the town council, but this week doctors at Hathaway surgery declined to speak about the scheme.'
  41. 'The Anglican Church has given its blessing for mobile phone masts to be erected in two of its church towers in Yorkshire - just as long as they're not used to transmit porn.'
  42. 'And all of this, of course, is aimed at getting a new U.N. blessing for the plan moving forward in Iraq to transfer sovereignty.'
  43. 'If you're still sure that you want to make this travel, you'll have all my support and my blessings.'
  44. 'If he declines to give blessings for an endeavor, they accept that as his blessing and proceed no further.'
  45. 'The plan has received the blessing of Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt.'
  46. 'In the context of East Timor's first-ever election campaign, there could be nothing more valuable than the blessing of the Catholic Church.'
  47. 'English Heritage said it could only give its blessing to the demolition plan, if it was proven there was no market for the grade II listed building by putting it up for sale.'
  48. 'The move has the blessing of the Franciscan community in Waterford who have commended the City Council on the proposal to move the Luke Wadding statue to Greyfriars.'
  49. 'John Paul is one of the Woodfield area candidates taking part in the mayoral event and he will give his blessings to all who support this venture.'

More definitions

1. the act or words of a person who blesses.

2. a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty.

3. a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.

4. the invoking of God's favor upon a person: The son was denied his father's blessing.

5. praise; devotion; worship, especially grace said before a meal: The children took turns reciting the blessing.

6. approval or good wishes: The proposed law had the blessing of the governor.

More examples(as adjective)

"rudders can be blessing."

"misses can be blessing."

"cares can be blessing."

Phrase

a blessing in disguise