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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blissfulness a state of extreme happiness
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"Alas! alas! where is our bliss departed?" "Alas! alas! where is our bliss departed?"

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Army doctor D.W. Bliss attended to two presidents after they were shot by assassins. In 1865 he was one of the 16 doctors who tried to save Abraham Lincoln. In 1881 he supervised the care of James Garfield.
    • n blissfulness The state or quality of being blissful; exalted happiness; supreme felicity; fullness of joy.
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  • Qur'an
    “Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?”
  • John Simon
    John Simon
    “Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.”
  • Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell
    “Follow your bliss.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, that found me poor at first, and keep me so.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “They whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.”


In literature:

Thy bliss is shut within those bounds!
"Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles" by Thomas Lodge and Giles Fletcher
Meanwhile Althea was in dread lest he should see her discomposure and her bliss.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Then fell there joy and bliss in overmeasure that night upon both palaces of the Canal Grande.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
But now such sounds with mellow sweetness stole, As lapped in dreams of bliss her slow-consenting soul.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1" by William Lisle Bowles
Was there a pang of remorse, however slight, blending its sharp tooth with all her bliss?
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
Egoism is the creator of all beauty and all bliss, of all hope and of all faith.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Over that water every soul must pass on a ladder to reach the abode of bliss.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
Whatever be the future, that present bliss is mine.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
A life of unalloyed married bliss followed this union, and God granted to the noble pair a long and happy life.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
Dick felt anything but blissful as he stalked moodily to the schoolroom that morning and growled his injuries to his allies.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
But "this will not be," because they do not "deserve the whole world's best of blisses.
"Browning's Heroines" by Ethel Colburn Mayne
Solemn and exquisite bliss!
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
You'll not part with JOSEPHINE; and, more than that, you'll see young BLISS to-day.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
She could have laughed aloud in her blissful certainty.
"Gertrude's Marriage" by W. Heimburg
But "where ignorance is bliss," etc.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
A childlike, foolish blissfulness filled his soul.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Dr. Bliss came very rapidly.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
What happy thought in those large tranquil eyes 110 Speaks of a bliss remote from human fear?
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
The very proposal seemed too much bliss.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Overflowing with blissful excitement, I rushed into the house to tell mother the joyful news.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman

In poetry:

Though I have not all I would,
Though to greater bliss I go,
Every present gift of good
To Eternal Love I owe.
"Tender Mercies" by Anna Laetitia Waring
'Shameless in me the gift, alas!
In him his open bliss:
But for the privilege he has
A thousand he shall miss!
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson
Fulness to them a burden is,
That go on pilgrimage.
Here little, and hereafter bliss,
Is best from age to age!
"He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall" by Louisa May Alcott
Image of Ecstasy, thrill and enlace, -
Image of Bliss!
I would see only thy marvellous face,
Feel only thy kiss.
"Bride of the Fire" by Aurobindo Ghose
"Prepared of old for wicked men
The bed of torment lies;
The just shall enter into bliss
Immortal in the skies."
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
All melancholy thoughts to thresh,
Winnow the blissful grain
Of immortality, and sift
From mortal fear and pain.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

How Jordan Magnuson leads her audiences down blissful, happy rabbit holes.
Bliss Candy makes all-natural, tasty toffee .
And the toffees and confections from Bliss Candy Co.
Criticizes the belief that a select number of Christians will spend eternity in the bliss of heaven while everyone else is tormented forever in hell.
I blissfully spent my pregnancy drinking shake after shake.
Bliss Blood brings her trusty ukulele to the Castello Plan in Ditmas Park on Jan 13 for some 1920s inspired tunes.
The charming, ukulele -sporting Bliss Blood brings some jazzy tunes to The Castello Plan, a newish Ditmas Park wine bar, for an evening of good food and good music this month.
The state of blissful unconscious incompetence.
President Barack Obama wrapped up a 10-day vacation Saturday that was blissfully free of the news emergencies that have interrupted some of his past getaways.
Listen to Justin Bieber slowed down to an unrecognizable, blissed-out, new age slush.
Chewing Their Way to an Ancient, Unsightly Bliss.
Buckeye Nation is in a state of bliss having learned that Urban Meyer is to be its new Moses.
Steven Litt/The Plain Dealer It took decades of work to create this vista of urban bliss in Indianapolis, which includes the restored Central Canal flanked by the Indiana State Museum on the right, and Military Park, on the left.
Japandroids, Karrin Allyson, Royal Bliss, TSO.
Lucille Bliss, Voice of Smurfette, Dies at 96.

In science:

In these years we have shared bliss and deceptions in supporting the Real Madrid. I hope we will share fresh joys for a long period.
Relic gravitational waves in the expanding Universe
Gravitational Lens Boosting: Although it is conceivable that the metal lines might be detected directly by SPICA/BLISS as Fig. 3 shows, the H2 lines are likely to be challenging unless a means can be found to provide further signal boosting.
The Dark Side of Reionization: Probing Cooling in the Early Universe
But paraphrasing Salvador Dali, if you believe that you and me are smarter in physics than Nielsen and Ninomiya, don’t read this article, just go right on in your blissful idiocy.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
Detailed comparisons against saucy, Bliss and conauto are presented.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Soon afterwards Juntilla and Kaski (2007, 2011) introduced Bliss, which also used the same algorithm but had some extra ideas that helped its performance on difficult graphs.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
In Section 4, we compare the performance of nauty and Traces with Bliss, saucy and conauto when applied to a variety of families of graphs ranging from those traditionally easy to the most difficult known.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
The advantage is that it often enables the comparison of f (ν ) and f (ν (cid:48) ) to be made while the computation of ν (cid:48) is only partly complete. A limited form of this idea appeared in Bliss (Juntilla and Kaski, 2007), and also appears in a recent version of saucy (Darga et al., 2008).
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Nauty’s basic depth-first approach is also followed by Bliss and saucy.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Most of the graphs are taken from the Bliss collection, but for the record we provide all of our test graphs at the nauty and Traces website (McKay and Piperno, 2012a).
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Version 3.0, which was released just as this paper neared completion, has an amalgam of saucy and Bliss that can do canonical labelling, but we have not tested it much.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Conauto and Bliss (Juntilla and Kaski, 2011) have special code for such graphs, but as yet nauty and Traces do not.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
We also thank the authors of saucy, Bliss and conauto for many useful discussions.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
We note here Bliss only proved the case α = 0 in but the general case can be obtained by some changes of variables.
On weighted mean matrices whose $l^p$ norms are determined on decreasing sequences
If one is willing to assume slightly more than mere continuity of the curve than much simpler proofs (including the case of polygons) are available (see Ames and Bliss under restrictive hypotheses). O.
A nonstandard proof of the Jordan curve theorem
Bliss, The exterior and interior of a plane curve, Bul l.
A nonstandard proof of the Jordan curve theorem