benedictionnoun [ C ]uk /ˌben.ɪˈdɪk.ʃən/ us /ˌben.əˈdɪk.ʃən/
Examples from literature
- And as Anthony went out of the room he heard benedictions mingled with sobs following him.
- He lifted up his hands to give them his benediction, and we all knelt to receive it.
- Here the banners drew up in a vast semicircle enclosing the great audience, and vespers were sung, after which the fifty thousand worshipers knelt and received the benediction, which was pronounced by eight bishops simultaneously.
- The lifted hand, the bared head, the earnest accents, with which these words were spoken, gave to this simple utterance of good-will all the solemnity of a benediction or prayer.
- Yet pardon me, father, for my rashness, and bestow your benediction!