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[hev-uh n-sent] /ˈhɛv ənˌsɛnt/
providentially opportune:
A heaven-sent rain revived the crops.
Origin of heaven-sent
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for heaven-sent
Contemporary Examples
  • Within hours, the moralizing Los Angeles local media had bungled this heaven-sent opportunity.

    Mate the Press Joe Mathews June 11, 2009
Historical Examples
  • To you now, at this time, a heaven-sent opportunity is presented.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • If he be the man I take him for, he must hug an obstacle to his heart as a heaven-sent gift.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • You've brought me a new sensation, a heaven-sent inspiration.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • And Biddy must know that it was a heaven-sent chance for the girl.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Was not here a heaven-sent answer to all her prayers for her beloved?

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • View your relative connections as each a heaven-sent teacher.

    The Young Maiden

    A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • There had been doubts whether, after all, Washington was the heaven-sent leader.

  • And suddenly, as by a heaven-sent inspiration, I saw things.

    Ravensdene Court

    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • Then it is that the heaven-sent fire issues from the Holy Sepulchre.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
British Dictionary definitions for heaven-sent


providential; fortunate: a heaven-sent opportunity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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