from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Born of or sent by heaven.


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  • By the clearer vision vouchsafed me, I beheld Erasmus, fire-flashing, heaven-born, while I — I was merely a clay-born, a son of earth.

    The Dignity of Dollars

  • But the power will shift towards the individual & we will no longer have to passively absorb the wisdom of a heaven-born caste of journalists, especially because it's now widely known thanks to blogging & also the efforts of the likes of Nick Davies that they aren't as superior as they imagine themselves to be.

    The future of newspapers

  • Dick Tinto became an assistant; and thus, as is not unusual among heaven-born geniuses in this department of the fine arts, began to paint before he had any notion of drawing.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • When these heaven-born sounds had ceased, a door opened in the upper end of the apartment, and they saw Damiotti, standing at the head of two or three steps, sign to them to advance.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • But as for sooth-saying, noble, heaven-born child, of which you ask, it is not lawful for you to learn it, nor for any other of the deathless gods: only the mind of

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • This is the suspected “fishing fleet”: marriageable young women sailing out to India in search of eligible bachelors, preferably the so-called “heaven-born” serving in the Indian Civil Service or officers in the Army.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • He, who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.

    Sun Tzu: The Art of War: Part 2

  • The brutal world strangles the heaven-born infant at its birth.

    The Newcomes

  • The loudest peals of heaven-born artillery reverberated through the sky.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • When he was made acquainted with the benevolence of the French lady, he exclaimed, “O heaven-born charity and compassion! sure that must be some spirit of grace sent hither to mitigate the tortures of life! where shall I find her, to offer up my thanks and adoration?”

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom


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