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benediction

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1 a prayer calling for divine care, protection, or favor
  • the priest offered a benediction for the missing children

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2 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing
  • the library's silence was a welcome benediction to someone, like me, who needed to concentrate

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The first known use of benediction was in the 15th century

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“Benediction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/benediction. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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