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Those who have not received the benediction are pressing and elbowing each other to get near the altar.
Those who have received the benediction are instantly away to the Opera House or the wood of Boulogne.
The Rokurreas rose with one accord, and each turned to the men he was near to give them his parting benediction and salutation.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
Let us take farewell like men, without a murmur and without a tear, and let me receive the benediction of a father before I die.
Man had wedded himself to Nature, and his works seemed to receive her seal and benediction.
The proceedings of the day end with a benediction at an altar erected in front of the Htel de Ville.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
Harvey bent down, and, with the parting breath of his parent, received the parting benediction.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
The ceremony was quickly over, and as the clergyman closed the words of benediction the clock told the hour of nine.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
The calm and peace which Emerson knew, we know; the perpetual benediction of past years which Wordsworth felt, all may feel.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
That song had been the keynote to her new life, and it seemed now as if it were also to be the final benediction.

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