from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring at an opportune time; providential.

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  • adjective fortunate, appropriate or providential, as if ordained by God

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  • adjective peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention


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  • Here we have a striking lookalike, a great actress, and heaven-sent source material.

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  • A quick survey through the collected correspondence showed that most of the women involved were under the impression that Richard Whatever was their heaven-sent soul mate.

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  • On a walk one day, as I mulled over this “fact,” a butterfly fluttered toward me as if heaven-sent.

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  • As long as you conform to the heaven-sent prescription of layers of cake, fruit, booze, custard and cream, you'll be in for a Christmas treat.

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  • When soaking her in mud fails, and when her hands drive him away -- an event punctuated by heaven-sent lightning -- he insists that father chop off her hands.

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  • This is triply sad because Mr. Obama, just this week, was handed a heaven-sent opportunity, a gift beyond his deserts.

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  • For those of us advocating the first-time use of the Article V convention option in the US Constitution it seemed like heaven-sent blessing that the Wall Street Journal the other day published an oped article by Virginia state legislator James M. LeMunyon, a Republican.

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  • But if Qualcomm is unable to sort out its license mess, it would be as if Reliance got a heaven-sent monopoly in these two markets.

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  • Her brow was clear and ample, her blue eyes cloudless, and her lips and the moulding of her face so expressive of sensibility and sweetness, that none could behold her without looking on her as of a distinct species, a being heaven-sent, and bearing a celestial stamp in all her features.

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  • Riding with a pack of what looked like Hells Angels that were really heaven-sent was somehow surreal.

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