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Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A blessing in disguise an apparent misfortune that eventually has good results, recorded from the mid 18th century.

blessings brighten as they take their flight it is only when...

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blessing

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 87 words.

The authoritative pronouncement of God's favour. Blessings of people and things are recorded in the OT. In Christian practice blessing

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blessing

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

a blessing in disguise an apparent misfortune that eventually has good results.

count your blessings: see count.

a mixed

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blessing

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 87 words.

The authoritative pronouncement of God’s favour. Blessings of people and things are recorded in the OT. In Christian practice blessing

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blessing

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 55 words.

a blessing in disguise an apparent misfortune that eventually has good results, recorded from the mid 18th century.

blessings brighten

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Blessinger

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 20 words.

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Blessing or Bläsing.

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blessing

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 85 words.

• waxing • passing, surpassing • Lancing, Lansing • blessing, distressing, dressing, Lessing, pressing, unprepossessing • hairdressing

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blessing

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 85 words.

• waxing • passing, surpassing • Lancing, Lansing • blessing, distressing, dressing, Lessing, pressing, unprepossessing • hairdressing

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blessing

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A blessing in disguise an apparent misfortune that eventually has good results, recorded from the mid 18th century.

blessings brighten as they take their flight it is only when...

See overview in Oxford Index

Blessings

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 190 words.

It is said that there is always a blessing on the lips of an Irish person (Bíonn beannacht i

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Blessing

Paul S. Minear.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 531 words.

In most biblical texts, the associated verbs (to bless), adjectives (blessed), and nouns (blessing, blessedness) express a reciprocity pertaining between

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