heaven-sent


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heav·en-sent

(hĕv′ən-sĕnt′)
adj.
Occurring at an opportune time; providential.
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heaven-sent

adj
providential; fortunate: a heaven-sent opportunity.
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heav′en-sent′



adj.
providentially opportune.
[1640–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heaven-sent - peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention; "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a providential recovery"
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
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heaven-sent

adjective fortunate, providential, welcome, blessed, opportune, felicitous, serendipitous It will be a heaven-sent opportunity to prove himself.
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Translations

heaven-sent

[ˈhevnˈsent] ADJmilagroso, (como) llovido del cielo
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heaven-sent

adj opportunityideal; it was heaven-sentdas kam wie gerufen
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heaven-sent

[ˈhɛvnˌsɛnt] adjprovvidenziale, mandato/a dal cielo
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heaven

(ˈhevn) noun
1. in some religions, the place where God or the gods live, and where good people go when they die.
2. the sky. He raised his eyes to heaven / the heavens.
3. (something which brings) great happiness. `This is heaven', she said, lying on the beach in the sun.
ˈheavenly adverb
1. very pleasant; beautiful. What a heavenly colour!
2. of or from heaven.
ˈheavenliness noun
ˈheavens (also good heavens) () interjection
an expression of surprise, dismay etc. Heavens! I forgot to buy your birthday present.
heavenly bodies
the sun, moon, planets, stars.
ˌheaven-ˈsent adjective
very lucky or convenient. a heaven-sent opportunity.
for heaven's sake
an expression used to show anger, surprise etc. For heaven's sake, stop making that noise!
heaven knows
1. I don't know. Heaven knows what he's trying to do.
2. certainly. Heaven knows I've tried to help.
thank heavens
an expression used to show that a person is glad something has (not) happened. Thank heavens he isn't coming!; Thank heavens for that!
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References in classic literature ?
Her brow was clear and ample, her blue eyes cloudless, and her lips and the moulding of her face so expressive of sensibility and sweetness that none could behold her without looking on her as of a distinct species, a being heaven-sent, and bearing a celestial stamp in all her features.
Here of course was the very heaven-sent confidant for such an enterprise as mine.
Some one may tell you something, or (and people often hear things in this way) some heaven-sent message may direct you.
Their window looked down on a beautiful baker's, Those heaven-sent pastry and cream-cake makers.
This beautifully crafted picture book rediscovers the Nativity Story in all its glory, from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels, as the song lyrics are brought to life on every page.
It was my good fortune that the year 2014 was my first as chancellor, so the new alumni support group, which quickly joined forces with Robina, was heaven-sent. There are too many individual and corporate supporters to mention here.
To cut the saga short: they say you must not go With anyone not authorised or Heaven-sent, And since there's simply no way you can ever know, I stayed away, despite the allure of your scent.
Bailey faces a conundrum in that her heaven-sent purpose isn't in line with the events she faces.
The annual deluge is really heaven-sent. Lots of leaves are like gold dust to the keen gardener.
The Heaven-Sent Leaf as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among
Though "Noah" was an outlier, with a name director and star, three smaller films targeted to Christian audiences surprised the industry with their heaven-sent performances at the domestic box office.
But after an outstanding display in Brazil's 3-1 midweek friendly win over Portugal in the US, Alves senses the 21-year-old is on the brink of proving he's heaven-sent.