from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb & adjective Toward, to, or in heaven.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Toward heaven.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- Toward heaven.
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- adverb toward
- adjective which leads toward
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- adjective directed toward heaven or the sky
- adverb toward heaven
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The part I don't understand is, if a batter strikes out, he never points "heavenward", but hit a home run and it's all because of God/Jesus.
Falling into a chair, he raised his gaze heavenward.
Unconscious of her scrutiny, he leaned his head back against the wall, eyes raised heavenward, muscles in his jaw jumping.
Instead she offered a regretful lift of her lips and a heavenward raise of her eyes.
How often do we stare heavenward, envious of eagles, hawks, unbound by the curse of earth and weight?
Dummy, he thought, rolling his eyes heavenward, certain it accounted for the woman's coldness.
Barclay directed his tricorder toward a curving metal arm that stretched heavenward, wrapped in a rocky growth that grew all around it.
Dan admonished himself for failing to keep his eyes from rolling heavenward.
He curses, fist shaken heavenward, as the date rolls around, as shop windows fill with plump red satin ribbons, fluffy white teddy bears and heart-shaped boxes.
As Giles raised his eyes heavenward she added, “Originally, I considered just killing him off—”