[ UK /bɪnˈɪsən/ ]
  1. a spoken blessing
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How To Use benison In A Sentence

  • We know that Ms. Lavenham is on the road to wisdom, however, when James tells us she is ‘already half aware that, while good looks and prettiness were benisons, beauty was a dangerous and less amenable gift.’
  • He sees himself as the applied scientist who will bring the benisons of molecular biology to practical use.
  • As, Shaun replied patly, with tootlepick tact too and a down of his dampers, to that I have the gumpower and, by the benison of Barbe, that is a lock to say with everything, my be-loved. — Finnegans Wake
  • Our Lady, my benison upon her, is also a noble person of long descent, and rightful heir of this place and barony, and she also loves her will; as for that matter, show me the woman who doth not. The Abbot
  • With the benison of Big Tim Sullivan, Arnold had been involved in bookmaking, shylocking, and gambling enterprises since at least the turn of the century. May 2005: Nick Tosches on Arnold Rothstein
  • In it, the Leader of the seder (usually a father, grandfather, or guest of honor) recites a series of God's blessings on the Jewish people, to which the assembled express thanks and proclaim that each benison, in and of itself, would have been "enough. Ellis Weiner: A Public Service from The Huffington Post: Dayenu 5766
  • When life was a thing of plenty, of benison, instead of loss. LOST CHILDREN
  • After all I had been through, to have this benison delivered to me was a real treat. VITALS
  • Ere she had finished her prayer, she started at feeling a man’s arm across her shoulder, while a rough voice spoke in her ear — “What! menseful Mysie of the Mill so soon at her prayers? — now, benison on the bonny eyes that open so early! — The Monastery
  • Thus it is my holy benison to be employed by this excellent Lady and is why I am writing to you in this capacity. Ellis Weiner: Recent O'Donnell Fundraising Letter
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