Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there.
For heaven's sake, Netanyahu and his Republican friends should shut up.
May we all meet the proponents of this convenient morality in heaven.
Armies of heaven A historian vividly examines the apocalyptic First Crusade.
It may astonish readers to know, then, that it was Jews that invented our idea of heaven.
I shall become a star in heaven, Light to earth by will be given.
You are the reflection of heaven in a pond, and he that leaps at you is sunk.
True love will go with us into heaven, Blanche: it can never die, nor be forgotten.
By the gentle leave of heaven, all human beings have visions.
If earth repulsed him, heaven at the same time was closed for him.
Old English heofon "home of God," earlier "sky, firmament," probably from Proto-Germanic *hibin-, dissimilated from *himin- (cf. Low German heben, Old Norse himinn, Gothic himins, Old Frisian himul, Dutch hemel, German Himmel "heaven, sky"), perhaps from PIE root *kem-/*kam- "to cover" (cf. chemise). [Watkins derives it elaborately from PIE *ak- "sharp" via *akman- "stone, sharp stone," then "stony vault of heaven"].
Plural use in sense of "sky" is probably from Ptolemaic theory of space composed of many spheres, but it also formerly was used in the same sense as the singular in Biblical language, as a translation of Hebrew plural shamayim. Heaven-sent (adj.) attested from 1640s.