Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Toward, to, or in heaven.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. toward heaven
  • adj. which leads toward heaven

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toward heaven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Toward heaven.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. directed toward heaven or the sky
  • adv. toward heaven

Etymologies

heaven +‎ -ward (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Where Was Jesus?

  • Falling into a chair, he raised his gaze heavenward.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Unconscious of her scrutiny, he leaned his head back against the wall, eyes raised heavenward, muscles in his jaw jumping.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Instead she offered a regretful lift of her lips and a heavenward raise of her eyes.

    Earl of Durkness

  • How often do we stare heavenward, envious of eagles, hawks, unbound by the curse of earth and weight?

    The High Sonora - a sonata in four movements

  • Dummy, he thought, rolling his eyes heavenward, certain it accounted for the woman's coldness.

    Colors

  • Barclay directed his tricorder toward a curving metal arm that stretched heavenward, wrapped in a rocky growth that grew all around it.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • Dan admonished himself for failing to keep his eyes from rolling heavenward.

    Daniel in a Den of Liberalism

  • 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.

    Jamie Schler: Valentine's Day Flourless Chocolate Truffle Torte

  • As Giles raised his eyes heavenward she added, “Originally, I considered just killing him off—”

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

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