blessedness

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From Middle English blessednesse, equivalent to blessed +‎ -ness.

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blessedness (countable and uncountable, plural blessednesses)

  1. The state or condition of being blessed, holy.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “A Midsommer Nights Dreame”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
      Thrice bleſſed they that maſter ſo their blood / To vndergo ſuch maiden pilgrimage, / But earthlier happy is the Roſe diſtild / Than that which, withering on the virgin thorne, / Growes, liues, and dies, in ſingle bleſſedneſſe.

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