benedictive


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expressing benediction

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Chief among its strengths is the use of material from archives at Marquette and Notre Dame Universities and the Benedictive abbey of St.
For here is Lawrence writing about Hepburn's achievement, affirming it through the benedictive warmth of nature, the stark simplicity of unadorned adjectives, and the emblematic reminder of a wound as the visible badge of triumph: "The sun was shining warmly for a moment, and he felt happy, though his finger ends were bleeding a little from the ice" (144).
It had been a hard trip" (167); or the much younger and frightened Nick of "Indian Camp," briefly revived as "the sun was coming up over the hills" (70); or the bleeding hands of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea as he fights off the shark under the blazing yet benedictive sun.