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[hev-uh n-sent]
  1. providentially opportune: A heaven-sent rain revived the crops.
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Origin of heaven-sent

First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for heaven-sent

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Historical Examples

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



  • If he be the man I take him for, he must hug an obstacle to his heart as a Heaven-sent gift.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • You've brought me a new sensation, a heaven-sent inspiration.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • And Biddy must know that it was a Heaven-sent chance for the girl.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • Was not here a Heaven-sent answer to all her prayers for her beloved?

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

British Dictionary definitions for heaven-sent


  1. providential; fortunatea heaven-sent opportunity
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