The resulting pictures of Angelina, dipping her head as she receives the Sovereign's benediction, have gone around the world.
Even so, there was a mystical note missing until they brought on the 87-year-old Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery for the benediction.
Where their benediction fell, their flocks were sure to go—or that was the idea.
Why do politicians and policy-makers need the benediction of celebrity to do their jobs?
They then rose from table; the monk gave his benediction to all, and hurried away.
After the benediction came one of the saddest moments of the day.
A new era of grace and benediction has dawned upon you; you are called to share in what has been promised to all.
Then I escaped before the blessing, desiring no benediction at such hands.
Whenever or wherever a benediction or blessing is given, the Swastika is used.
The signal was then given to us, and we all knelt to receive the benediction of Monseigneur.
c.1400, from Latin benedictionem (nominative benedictio), noun of action from bene dicere "to speak well of, bless," from bene "well" (see bene-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). The oldest sense in English is of grace before meat. The older French form, beneiçon passed into Middle English as benison.