second blessing

noun

: sanctification as a second gift of the Holy Spirit that follows an initial experience of conversion

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The car proved as resilient as its owner — a second blessing. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 The second blessing will be of infants born in the last 12 months, whcih commemorates the blessing of the Christ child at the temple, marked Feb. 2. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of second blessing was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Second blessing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second%20blessing. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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