heavenward

[hev-uhn-werd]
adverb
1.
Also, heavenwards. toward heaven.
adjective
2.
directed toward heaven: heavenward prayer.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English hevenward. See heaven, -ward

heavenwardly, adverb
heavenwardness, noun
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heavenward (ˈhɛvənwəd)
 
adj
1.  directed towards heaven or the sky
 
adv
2.  a variant of heavenwards

heavenwards or heavenward (ˈhɛvənwədz)
 
adv
towards heaven or the sky
 
heavenward or heavenward
 
adv

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Example sentences
At the opportune moment he was to tilt his head upward and, gazing heavenward, send a presidential greeting to the astronauts.
The camera discreetly pans heavenward, borne on the swelling of a thousand loud violins.
She looks heavenward, the irises of her eyes inset with metal accents.
One reaches heavenward, the other has his eyes on the ground.
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