• A Messenger came to Benedict Arnold
    A Messenger came to Benedict Arnold
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n benedict a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
    • n Benedict Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    • n Benedict United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benedict A married man, or a man newly married.
    • a Benedict Having mild and salubrious qualities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • benedict Blessed; benign; salutary; especially, in medicine, having mild and salubrious qualities: as, “medicines that are benedict,”
    • n benedict A sportive name for a newly married man, especially one who has been long a bachelor, or who has been in the habit of ridiculing marriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Benedict ben′e-dikt a common name for a newly married man, esp. a bachelor who has long held out against marriage, but at last succumbed—from Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing
    • adj Benedict blessed: benign
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  • William Wordsworth
    “The thought of our past years in me doth breed perpetual benedictions.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. benedictus, p. p. of benedicere, to bless. See Benison, and cf. Bennet


In literature:

Helen Murray bowed her head for the benediction, the stinging tears rushing to her eyes, but they were not tears of sorrow.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Cronstadt, like Benedict Arnold, died an isolated and broken-hearted man.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Traitor Benedict Arnold is said to have lodged in the old tavern after deserting to the enemy.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Standing at the foot of the steps leading up to his throne, Pope Urban turned, smiled, and spread his hands in benediction.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The audience was dismissed by a short prayer and the benediction by Rev.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
Benedictions on the hallowed holiday!
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
This priest was named Benedict Beina.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Even though she slept, he must give her the benediction of one light caress.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
There are five balconies, the middle one being always used for papal benedictions.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
At length the sermon was finished and the benediction pronounced.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The meeting closed with the congregational singing of America and the benediction by the Rev.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Crystal Eastman Benedict from New York was made campaign manager.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
He came in at the finish when the danger was all over, and gave the perfecting touch in the shape of a cheap benediction.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Chadron stooped, his hand lightly on her shoulder, in attitude of paternal benediction.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
The colonel joined them then, the loud-spoken benediction of the horse-thief following him.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Your kind wishes for my health and happiness are as completely fulfilled as such benedictions may be in this world of imperfect bodies and minds.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
Shortly afterwards he met Benedict Arnold for the first time.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The last words he uttered were those of benediction upon the daughter of a friend who came to ask his blessing.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Two verses of the National Anthem having been sung, and the benediction pronounced, the meeting dispersed.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
He is king and priest, and the one act of his life is to bestow his priestly benediction on the heir of the promises.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards

In poetry:

But I lived a little longer,
And I prayed there all the day,
Till the evening Benediction,
When my poor life passed away.
"Death Of The Flower" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And if never round this altar,
We should kneel as heretofore,--
If these arms in benediction
Fold my precious ones no more,--
"Beechenbrook - I" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The Sabbath chimes there sink and swim
Along the consecrated air,
The benediction and the hymn,
The voice of praise and prayer:
"The Old Church on the Hill" by Kate Seymour Maclean
One door, wherethrough
Came human love in little gown and shoe;
One window, where great Nature robed in blue
Smiled benediction too;
"The Last Room" by Bliss William Carman
That day that was of battles and hard pledges
Has all been changed into this whitened morn-
Music and holiday,
And benediction bells.
"A Saint" by Padraic Colum
In haste for the words of welcome,
The voice, the repose and grace,
And the smile, like a benediction,
Of that beautiful, vanished face.
"Embalmed" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

This Friday, Sept 12, 2008 file photo shows French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who is pregnant, arriving to a welcoming ceremony for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, unseen, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Pope Benedict XVI said it's 'necessary to perform penance ' in response to public outrage at revelations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
"They look like the Mafia," said a fellow US photographer as the Vatican pool rushed into the basilica in Washington, DC, during Pope Benedict XVI's 2008 visit to the United States.
The Vatican said Thursday that it had proposed granting the Society of St Pius X a special legal status as part of a continued effort on the part of Pope Benedict XVI toward reconciliation with the breakaway traditionalist group.
Pope Benedict XVI offered some reflections on Pope St Pius X , whose feast day is Aug 21, during his general audience on Aug 18.
The ongoing debate over Pope Benedict's decision to lift the ban of excommunication on four bishop-members of the Society of St Pius X has been split into to general discussions.
Virginia Tech guard Brent Benedict.
WDBJ7's Carl Deffenbaugh interviews Va. Tech's Brent Benedict as the Hokies get ready for a visit from Florida State.
Pope Benedict said Friday that Cuba's political system "no longer responds to reality".
Pope Benedict XVI and his former butler Paolo Gabriele (center) are shown at the Vatican in this file photo.
As 200 of the world's nations gathered in Africa this month for the latest unlikely attempt at hammering out some accord on environmental regulations, Pope Benedict XVI threw his weight behind the conference.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, foreground left, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, left, are seen with Pope Benedict XVI, right, upon his arrival at Orly airport, south of Paris, Friday, Sept.12, 2008.
Pope Benedict XVI reached tens of thousands of people in person during his stay in Washington on Thursday.
Select Band tunes up for Pope Benedict XVI's Big Apple visit.
Celebrating two years as pontiff , Benedict XVI assumes new role.

In science:

Several more M type stars with short rotation periods of the order of one or a few days are known in the literature (Messina et al. 2003) but we found only two stars with long rotation periods: GJ 411 with Prot = 48 d (Noyes et al. 1984), and GJ 699 (Barnard star) with Prot ≈ 130 d (Benedict et al. 1998).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
ASAS photometric data indicate a clear periodicity of 82.5 days, very close to the rotation period found by Benedict et al. (1998).
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
St., Mergerson, James W., Blyth, Colin R., Murty, Vedula N., Benedict, Jeffrey P., and Wright, Tommy (1990).
Annotated Bibliography of Some Papers on Combining Significances or p-values
The first pro ject (Benedict et al. 2007) combined ground-based and HST data to derive parallaxes.
Galactic and Extragalactic Distance Scales: The Variable Star Project
In the case of the relation in MW , observations of LMC Cepheids by the OGLE group (Udalski et al. 1999)) shows that α = −3.29 ± 0.01 (see Benedict et al. 2007).
Galactic and Extragalactic Distance Scales: The Variable Star Project
Work is in fact in progress, led by Fritz Benedict, and including other members of our group, to obtain HST trigonometrical parallaxes of two type II Cepheids, one of which is κ Pav.
Galactic and Extragalactic Distance Scales: The Variable Star Project
There is a good HST-based trigonometrical parallax of RR Lyrae itself (Benedict et al. 2002).
Galactic and Extragalactic Distance Scales: The Variable Star Project
We would like to thank Philippe Michel for suggesting the study of this problem, and of course Benedict Gross and Diprenda Prasad for their articles full of inspiration.
Test vectors for trilinear forms : the case of two principal series
Second, recently Benedict, et al. (2007) have observed astrometric motion in Hubble Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) observations for two Cepheids.
Fundamental Parameters of Cepheids: Masses and Multiplicity
W Sgr is a system for which Benedict, et al. (2007) measured astrometric motion.
Fundamental Parameters of Cepheids: Masses and Multiplicity
The Helix Nebula is one of the best studied large, nearby and low surface brightness PN with a reliable distance estimate, based on the trigonometric parallaxes method, of only 216 pc (Benedict et al. 2009).
A pilot study of the radio-continuum emission from MASH planetary nebulae
There are several caveats to the above tabulation, especially for the cepheid distance which does not include systematic errors, but a full discussion is beyond the scope of this paper (see Benedict et al 2007; di Benedetto et al 2008 and Mager, Madore & Freedman 2008 for recent cepheid distance estimates).
Astrophysical Tests of Modified Gravity: Constraints from Distance Indicators in the Nearby Universe
This is evaluated (on the model used by Benedict et al. (2007)) as: LK = −8.09(σπ /π )2 , and it makes them up to 0.2 mag brighter than they would otherwise be.
AGB Variables and the Mira Period-Luminosity Relation
In relation to classical Cepheids, the present study makes use of a new calibration of the reddening-free classical Cepheid distance relation by Ma jaess et al. (2008a), which is tied to established cluster Cepheids (e.g., Turner & Burke 2002) and new HST parallax measures (Benedict et al. 2007).
Characteristics of the Galaxy according to Cepheids
Kemp-Benedict, "From Narrative to Number: A Role for Quantitative Models in Scenario Analysis," 2004. A.
Strategic Positioning in Tactical Scenario Planning