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1. Sublime; delightful; enchanting.
2. Relating to the firmament; celestial: the sun and other heavenly bodies.
3. Relating to the abode of God; divine.

heav′en·li·ness n.
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(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 ?
Men who have spent their lives in generous and holy contemplation for the human race; those who, by a certain heavenliness of spirit, have purified the atmosphere around them, and thus supplied a medium in which good and high things may be projected and performed--give to these a lofty place among the benefactors of mankind, although no deed, such as the world calls deeds, may be recorded of them.
What we actually need is a well-regulated mechanism through which proper facilities could be given to the visitors along with preserving the splendour and heavenliness Nature has gifted us with.
This mighty slice of high-cocoa heavenliness came with chantilly cream, pistachio nut dust and a chunk of hoky poky.