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Pearly Gates

noun, (used with a plural verb)
the entrance to heaven. Unabridged
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  • Days like this I feel as if I was right inside the Pearly Gates.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • And Mary lyin' there as if she saw the Pearly Gates openin' before her eyes.

    The Faith Healer William Vaughn Moody
  • The Pearly Gates opened wide, I have no doubt, to receive him.

  • Just then the Pearly Gates swung to, and I could see them no more.

  • God must have sent him on this wild ride to reach the Pearly Gates before his time.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • Shall we repine at leaving the beauties of earth, when the Pearly Gates of Paradise are opening before our very eyes?

    The Lord of Dynevor Evelyn Everett-Green
  • I was counting the jewels in the Pearly Gates when your task force came along.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • It threw wide open the Pearly Gates of a new and fairer life.

    Camilla: A Tale of a Violin Charles Barnard
British Dictionary definitions for Pearly Gates

Pearly Gates

plural noun
(informal) the entrance to heaven
(not capitals) (Brit, slang) teeth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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