(1) And she looked at me with kind of beatific smile and said, ├ö├ç├┐Yes, it's his sense of noblesse oblige.├ö├ç├û(2) Several times a day, you'll catch them gazing at it in unapologetic fascination, heads tilted to one side, eyes filled with wonder, smiles beatific .(3) The face was seen as a reflection of the soul; according to Aquinas, those who saw the beatific vision would radiate the divine light that was God.(4) After all, Palma Christa, the palm of Christ, sounds beatific until you discover that its common name is Castor Oil Plant, and it's a weed and one of the most poisonous of all plants.(5) The smile that spread across Nicholas' face was beatific , full of happiness and relief.(6) For the second time that night, Selina gave a genuine, beatific smile.(7) Knowledge is preeminent also in the final bliss of the elect; the essence of salvation is the beatific vision.(8) Far from degrading that character, as the comic is wont to do, the stoic ethic here takes on a sacred or beatific grace, but one that nevertheless permits the audience to distance themselves from its ethical dimension.(9) He listens with a beatific half smile to his visitors in English and responds in rapid fire Nepali, which the secretary in his ministry does not bother to translate.(10) But unlike Skywalker or Napoleon, Rider wears a beatific smile.(11) It was at this moment, as the young man picked up his carrier bag and headed for the exit, that I realised why I had been graced with such a beatific smile in the first place.(12) St. Peter at one point exclaims to Lillian, in a beatific reverie.(13) As a nun she is beatific , her head, in a wimple, tilted toward heaven, a prayer book clasped to her breast.(14) The engine that drives Dante's desire for the beatific vision is not simply love for God.(15) This also coincided with an eerily becalmed stage in my university career; after an exhausting period of immersive Keats and Shelley study, I was well up for test-driving the velveteen ache of beatific melancholia.(16) A lethargic Blaine, sporting a new bushy beard and matted hair, rewarded them with weak waves and beatific smiles.