What does the word beatific mean?

Usage examples for beatific

  1. She was carrying an armful of Bibles for her class, and such was her view of life that events which produced heartache in others wrought beatific smiles upon her- an enviable result, although, in the opinion of Angel, it was obtained by a curiously unnatural sacrifice of humanity to mysticism. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy