heaven's sake

heaven's sake

- It is heaven's sake (not heavens' sake, heaven's sakes, etc.).
See also related terms for sake.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, Alexey Alexandrovitch, for heaven's sake, don't let us indulge in recriminations
Meeting you here so unexpectedly, I have been unguarded: for Heaven's sake pardon me, if I have said anything to offend you.
Sophia, who was in a situation not very different from his, answered in these words: "Mr Jones, I will not affect to misunderstand you; indeed, I understand you too well; but, for Heaven's sake, if you have any affection for me, let me make the best of my way into the house.
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.
If you want to play at being friends," she said, "for heaven's sake call me Ruth.
For heaven's sake tell me," she cried passionately, "what has come to you, what manner of a man are you?
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?
FOR heaven's sake there are people in Wales using food banks and rough sleeping.