“Idleness does not pay in this country, Lorimer,” he said, with a beatific air.
Joe sampled it with a beatific expression, and turned to Nils.
Meanwhile he stood in the doorway with a beatific smile; this did him good.
I was met with a beatific smile from Mrs. Jim, who was peeling potatoes at the sink.
And thus he missed the whole meaning of the beatific vision.