What does the word beatitude mean?

Usage examples for beatitude

  1. A friend, protesting vehemently against the phrase " crucified to his thought" says, " It was his life- long beatitude to observe and ponder and conclude." – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  2. It seemed as if I was already in the fruition of beatitude. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  3. Every day it added something to Miss Breezy's increasing air of dignity and beatitude. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton