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  • 1 Benediction — Ben e*dic tion, n. [L. benedictio: cf. F. b[ e]n[ e]diction. See {Benison}.] 1. The act of blessing. [1913 Webster] 2. A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate… …

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  • 2 benediction — n. 1. Blessing, benison, invocation of happiness, beatitude. 2. Gratitude, thanks, thanksgiving, devout praise. 3. Benefit, blessing, grace, favor, boon, benison, beatitude …

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  • 3 blessing — n. 1. Benediction, benison, invocation of happiness. 2. Good, benefit, advantage, profit, gain, boon, service. 3. Glory, honor, praise, thanksgiving, gratitude …

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  • 4 Baptism — • One of the Seven Sacraments of the Christian Church; frequently called the first sacrament , the door of the sacraments , and the door of the Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Baptism     Baptism …

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  • 5 Purgatory — • A place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …

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  • 6 Alice Bailey — Born Alice LaTrobe Bateman June 16, 1880(1880 06 16) Manchester, England Died December 15, 1949(1949 12 15) (aged 69), New York Alice Ann Bailey (June 16, 1880 – December 15, 1949), known as Alice A. Bailey or AAB to her followers, was an… …

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  • 7 Intercession — • To go or come between two parties, to plead before one of them on behalf of the other Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intercession     Intercession (Mediation)      …

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  • 8 Zoroastrianism — Part of a series on Zoroastrianism Portal Primary topics …

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  • 9 List of rock instrumentals — The following is a list of rock instrumentals, including live performances and drum solos, organized by artist name. 0 9 =3= *Bramfatura =311= * Blizza * Cali Soca * Color ( Transistor ) * Dreamland ( Enlarged to Show Detail 2 ) * Old Funk *… …

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  • 10 Giacomo Leopardi — Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi Born June 29, 1798(1798 06 29) Recanat …

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  • 11 Shadow Hearts — For the series, see Shadow Hearts (series). For the album by Caliban, see Shadow Hearts (album). Shadow Hearts Developer(s) Sacnoth Publisher(s) …

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  • 12 List of Biblical names — This is a list of names from the Bible, mainly taken from the 19th century public domain resource: : Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869.Each name is given with its …

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  • 13 Right of revolution — The storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 has come to symbolize the French Revolution, when a people rose up to exercise their right of revolution …

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  • 14 Sōka Gakkai — Japanese Buddhism …

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  • 15 Seventeenth-century materialism: Gassendi and Hobbes — T.Sorell In the English speaking world Pierre Gassendi is probably best known as the author of a set of Objections to Descartes’s Meditations. These Objections, the fifth of seven sets collected by Mersenne, are relatively long and full, and… …

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  • 16 Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

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  • 17 Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …

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  • 18 Magic (paranormal) — For related ideas, see Magic (disambiguation). Magia redirects here. For other uses, see Magia (disambiguation). Magical redirects here. For the song, see Magical (song). Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses by John William Waterhouse Magic …

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  • 19 Buddhism — Buddhist, n., adj. Buddhistic, Buddhistical, adj. Buddhistically, adv. /booh diz euhm, bood iz /, n. a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that… …

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  • 20 Dan Savage — in 2005 Born Daniel Keenan Savage October 7, 1964 (1964 10 07) (age 47) Chicago, Illinois …

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