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heavenward

[hev-uh n-werd] /ˈhɛv ən wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, heavenwards. toward heaven.
adjective
2.
directed toward heaven:
heavenward prayer.
Origin of heavenward
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English hevenward. See heaven, -ward
Related forms
heavenwardly, adverb
heavenwardness, noun
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  • Her heart rose as by a heavenward gravitation to the centre of all love.

  • But you will not, I should think, imagine this to have been done in heavenward aspiration.

  • Had the ceiling opened and an angel appeared in a fiery chariot to call him heavenward, the boy could not have been more startled.

    The Soul of a Child Edwin Bjorkman
  • And Mademoiselle Guynot opened wide her arms and lifted them heavenward.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • His dying eyes had rested on the pages of Horace—his dying thoughts, were they heavenward?

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • Who could say how unutterably slow would be their united march heavenward!

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • Read, 'A heavenward and instructed soul,' and I should be satisfied.

    Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • Meanwhile he was a little disturbed by his own appearance as a heavenward pilgrim.

    The Helpmate May Sinclair
  • heavenward, earthward, should be the alternate looks—heavenward in our waiting upon God, and earthward in our service for man.

British Dictionary definitions for heavenward

heavenward

/ˈhɛvənwəd/
adjective
1.
directed towards heaven or the sky
adverb
2.
a variant of heavenwards
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