heaven-sent

[ hev-uh n-sent ]
/ ˈhɛv ənˌsɛnt /
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adjective

providentially opportune: A heaven-sent rain revived the crops.

Nearby words

  1. heave-ho, give the,
  2. heave-off hinge,
  3. heaven,
  4. heaven knows,
  5. heaven-born,
  6. heavenly,
  7. heavenly days,
  8. heavens,
  9. heavenward,
  10. heavenwards

Origin of heaven-sent

First recorded in 1640–50

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British Dictionary definitions for heaven-sent

heaven-sent

adjective

providential; fortunatea heaven-sent opportunity
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