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heavenward

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

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