Still, they were remarkable photographs, and what made them so was Perry's expression, his look of unflawed fulfillment, of beatitude, as though at last, and as in one of his dreams, a tall yellow bird had hauled him to heaven.
-- Truman Capote, In Cold Blood.
She stayed till Hannah came to take her home to dinner, but she had no appetite, and could only sit and smile upon everyone in a general state of beatitude.
-- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Beatitude derives from the Latin beatus, "happy, blessed," which in turn relates to the Latin prefix bene- "good."