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  • adjective Upwards, in the direction of the sky or heavens.

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

  • adverb toward heaven


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  • For man can reinforce his own strength by other powers which will urge him on upwards towards the infinite; before him who sleeps is the invisible ladder of Jacob, trodden by angels who call him heavenwards, that is, towards the supernatural life.

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  • The God whom Marshal de Villars, rising in his stirrups and pointing his drawn sword heavenwards, thanks on the evening of

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  • This is the story of a crusading knight who as God in his court, and where victory is as inevitable as his assurance in ascending heavenwards at his death.

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  • We must then look heavenwards and see mystical significance in the mean orbit of Mercury, which sits "within the orbit of the earth in such a proportion that it fits exactly over the pentagon at the heart of the five-pointed star".

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  • When the sun shone he would often sit with his hands held heavenwards.

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  • Most of the time, we're good at it ( "though business history is littered with the corpses of corporate Icaruses that rose heavenwards on the wings of creativity only to plunge to the ground").

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  • And as I went along for the always welcoming cup of tea at Neva Cottage, the cat-call of a soaring buzzard turned my head heavenwards.

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  • Yvie was in her usual position just below me, her sweet face tilted heavenwards, almost as if she was trying to keep the tears in her eyes.

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  • As a conqueror of matter, a new Icarus, he sets out boldly heavenwards; as the threadbare king of creation he…falls prey to a disease which the simplest precautions would enable him to avoid.


  • It is grounded in science while reaching heavenwards to our better selves, which is the best that any self-help book can aim to do.

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