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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. 2017.
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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 10, 2009
Historical Examples
  • Kedzie told him that it was a heaven-sent answer to her prayers, and he believed it.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Was not here a heaven-sent answer to all her prayers for her beloved?

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • If it were not heaven-sent, then was he of men most miserable.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • There had been doubts whether, after all, Washington was the heaven-sent leader.

  • Jeanne d'Arc, the "heaven-sent Maid," had now fully entered upon her extraordinary career of victory.

  • To you now, at this time, a heaven-sent opportunity is presented.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Mounting his horse, he rode south by night and day, and was hailed by the Texans as a heaven-sent leader.

    Hero Tales From American History Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
  • Then it is that the heaven-sent fire issues from the Holy Sepulchre.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • I say he is heaven-sent, because he came to proclaim not what is ephemeral and perishing, but what is permanent and everlasting.

British Dictionary definitions for heaven-sent


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