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bless (3 in Ado I. iii. 70, with a pun on the sense ‘cross oneself, sign oneself with the cross’)
1. to guard, keep “from” R3 III. iii. 4.
2. to make happy “with” some gift Tp. II. i. 131, H8 II. iv. 34 “blest with many children,” Err. II. i. 79 (ironically)
3. refl. to esteem oneself supremely happy Wint. III. iii. 116, 2H4 II. iv. 102 “you would bless you to hear what he said.”
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