Why not ask a blessing on the cup of bitterness as well as upon the cup of thanksgiving?
Forgive the transports of a blessing so unexpected, so unhoped for, so unthought of!
I looked her boldly in the face, and, in the conventual manner, gave her my blessing.
If it is such a blessing to be his sister, how happy must Hester be—in spite of everything!
That was the man on whom the blessing rested as a condition, not as a wish.
There was fervour in the blessing which he asked that made amends for its brevity.
"I will not rise without your blessing, nevertheless," said the ealdorman.
Bones found his trip a blessing that had been well disguised.
The Northern churches of commerce thought Slavery was a blessing, Kidnapping a 'grace.'
Honour your father and mother: kneel and ask their blessing.
blessing O.E. bletsunga, bledsunge; see bless. Meaning "gift from God" is from mid-14c. In sense of "religious invocation before a meal" it is recorded from 1738. Phrase blessing in disguise is recorded from 1746.