• 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

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