from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of heaven.
  • n. A simplified spelling of heaven.


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  • Berners's celebrated Treatise on Hawking, Hunting, and Fishing, has informed us that "Tharmes of the Kynge of Fraunce were certaynly sent by an angel from heven, that is to saye, thre floures in manere of swerdes in a feld of azure, the whyche certer armes were given to the forsayd Kynge of Fraunce in sygne of everlastynge trowble, and that he and his successours alway with batayle and swerdes sholde be punysshyd."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 470, January 8, 1831

  • "It's very true what ye say," replied Mrs. McKrigger, bringing forth her knitting, "but when ye owe the man a bill at the store, an 'heven't the money to pay, it makes a big difference."

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  • But when men are too scart an 'heven't as much spunk as a chicken jist outer the shell, what else is thar to do?

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  • Which thynge the Welchman herying ran out of heven a grete pace.

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  • The only changes would be the occasional addition of about 1/2 cup of finely diced onion, or a few tablespoons of olive oil if we are (heven forbid) out of fresh garlic and stuck using garlic powder.

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  • Well I could go on but heven forbid if their was someone honest in WASHINGTON.

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  • It seems to me that christ will meet all of those unforgivers in their old ways while Gadaffi will go to heven.

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  • I also think that this party has in latter years become a heven for "the crazies" Consequently, as a straight guy I wish my gay friends the very best of luck in their quest for equality.

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  • Kennedy and Linclon were sitting in heven and Kennedy told Linclon I never was able to get the people behind me like you did.

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  • We can expect nothing positive from either party, one is as bad as the other, all words, and it all stinks to high heven too.

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