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God bless someone - definition and synonyms

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  1. 1
    used for praying that God will protect someone and treat them well

    God bless this ship and all who sail in her.

  2. 2
    used for showing that you are grateful to someone for something

    My mother, God bless her, worked hard all her life.

  3. 3
    humorous used when you are talking in a friendly way about the silly or wrong things that someone does

    Dave, God bless him, can’t even boil an egg.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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