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heavenward

[hev-uh n-werd]
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adverb
  1. Also heav·en·wards. toward heaven.
adjective
  1. directed toward heaven: heavenward prayer.

Origin of heavenward

First recorded in 1200–50, heavenward is from the Middle English word hevenward. See heaven, -ward
Related formsheav·en·ward·ly, adverbheav·en·ward·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for heavenwards

Historical Examples

  • The eyes of the disciples are gazing upwards and heavenwards.

    Memories of Bethany

    John Ross Macduff

  • Long had she resisted the hand that would have led her heavenwards by trial and sorrow.

    Amos Huntingdon

    T.P. Wilson

  • But still Paula's eyes were dry as she turned them heavenwards, and she overcame her love for her children by her love for God.

  • Camp meanwhile was broken up; tents and gear packed on ponies and mules, breakfast finished—we were off, heavenwards.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • In my childish imagination I could see angels drawing me heavenwards.


British Dictionary definitions for heavenwards

heavenwards

heavenward

adverb
  1. towards heaven or the sky

heavenward

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