heaven-kissing love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Touching or seeming to touch the sky.


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  • This is the upheaval of heaven-kissing summits whose streams shall feed the farthest generations,

    Inauguration Day 2009

  • But beyond, and high above all, as if the spirits of the air had suddenly unveiled their bright abodes, placed in scaleless altitude in the stainless sky, heaven-kissing, companions of the unattainable ether, were the glorious Alps, clothed in dazzling robes of light by the setting sun.

    The Last Man

  • He had the lover's urge towards some heaven-kissing act which should exalt his mistress ---- A book for all the world to read -- a picture painted with

    The Trumpeter Swan

  • It looks as if it would fly again without the least effort, -- as if it had just 'new-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill'!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • I was half a mind to cry a halt, the place looked so attractive, and all the more when on stepping out of a door there opened before me a wonderful vision of heaven-kissing mountains.

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

  • Alas! hearing my plaintive appeal in the wilderness, this king of mountains, this high and sacred hill, crested with innumerable heaven-kissing and many-hued and beauteous peaks, and abounding in various ores, and decked with gems of diverse kings, and rising like a banner over this broad forest, and ranged by lions and tigers and elephants and boars and bears and stags, and echoing all around with

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Vana Parva, Part 1

  • When man is living in the fulness of his nature, when he is living on the heaven-kissing pinnacles of his spirit, when his whole being is harmonious with the great and glorious laws of God, his future is assured; it is bound to be a great and beautiful success.

    The Jericho Road

  • One drop from the cup of her incantations, and the gossamer net-work which she threw about him is changed into prisonbars, her silken chain into links of forged iron; strong will is dwindled, and he who on some 'heaven-kissing hill' stood up to gaze upon the stars, is fit to grovel in a sty.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 2, February, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • When I am abroad I am no stickler for church attendance, yielding myself sometimes to the call of a "heaven-kissing hill" or to the spell of woods sacredly serene; but at home I am accustomed by contagion to look darkly askance at Sunday picknickers or lazy stay-at-homes.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

  • It consisted of the handsome aristocratic parents, two sons in the army, and three daughters, like goddesses upon a heaven-kissing hill, tall and stately, with brilliant fresh complexions, altogether the embodiment of vigorous health.

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay


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