heaven's sake

heaven's sake

- It is heaven's sake (not heavens' sake, heaven's sakes, etc.).
See also related terms for sake.
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh, Alexey Alexandrovitch, for heaven's sake, don't let us indulge in recriminations!
"Captain, for Heaven's sake be calm with the king!"
Meeting you here so unexpectedly, I have been unguarded: for Heaven's sake pardon me, if I have said anything to offend you.
"One word more," cried Pellisson; "do not go to this lady till you have been to the concierge, for Heaven's sake!"
"Annette, for heaven's sake don't refuse me," the countess began, with a blush that looked very strange on her thin, dignified, elderly face, and she took the money from under the handkerchief.
"Don't keep coughing so, Kitty, for Heaven's sake! Have a little compassion on my nerves.
"If you want to play at being friends," she said, "for heaven's sake call me Ruth.
"For Heaven's sake, pop thy hands under the pump, Deb!
"Pollyanna, for Heaven's sake, say nothing of what I asked you--yet," he begged, in a low voice.
"For heaven's sake, madame," said Villefort, with a firmness of expression not altogether free from harshness -- "for heaven's sake, do not ask pardon of me for a guilty wretch!
'My good fellow,' interposed the parent hastily, as he set down his glass, and raised his eyebrows with a startled and horrified expression, 'for Heaven's sake don't call me by that obsolete and ancient name.
Tell me, Willoughby; for heaven's sake tell me, what is the matter?"