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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
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English hevenward. See heaven, -ward
Related forms
heavenwardly, adverb
heavenwardness, noun
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Examples for heavenward
  • At the opportune moment he was to tilt his head upward and, gazing heavenward, send a presidential greeting to the astronauts.
  • The term still fits: a spotlight above lit the coffin alone, calling to mind a glowing phoenix set for a heavenward lift-off.
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for heavenward

heavenward

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

heavenwards

/ˈhɛvənwədz/
adverb
1.
towards heaven or the sky
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