heavenward


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heav·en·ward

 (hĕv′ən-wərd)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in heaven.

heav′en·wards (-wərdz) adv.

heavenward

(ˈhɛvənwəd)
adj
(Astronomy) directed towards heaven or the sky
adv
a variant of heavenwards

heav•en•ward

(ˈhɛv ən wərd)

adv.
1. Also, heav′en•wards. toward heaven.
adj.
2. directed toward heaven.
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heavenward - directed toward heaven or the sky; "the soul in its heavenward flight"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
Adv.1.heavenward - toward heaven; "he pointed heavenward"
Translations

heavenward

[ˈhevnwəd] ADVhacia el cielo

heavenward

[ˈhɛvənwərd] heavenwards [ˈhɛvənwərdz] adv (= upwards) → vers le ciel

heavenward(s)

advzum Himmel, gen Himmel (liter); to raise one’s eyes heavenwarddie Augen zum Himmel erheben
References in classic literature ?
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
Down by the water's edge, so close that his fore-feet rested in the water, Jerry sat down, his heart bursting for Skipper, thrust his nose heavenward at the sun, and wailed his woe as dogs have ever wailed since they came in from the wild woods to the fires of men.
She had forced back the tears, in her lonely home; she had gone out to seek consolation and encouragement under the sunny sky--to find comfort for her sore heart in the radiant summer beauty of flowers and grass, in the sweet breathing of the air, in the happy heavenward soaring of the birds.
Among them, quivering to and fro between gloom and splendor, appeared faces that would be seen next day at the council board of the province, and others which, Sabbath after Sabbath, looked devoutly heavenward, and benignantly over the crowded pews, from the holiest pulpits in the land.
They turned and saw the strange dog standing within a few feet of where Potter was lying, and FACING Potter, with his nose pointing heavenward.
One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twi- light to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone of smoke.
Fading, with the Night, the memory of a dead love, and the withered leaves of a blighted hope, and the sickly repinings and moody regrets thatnumb the best energies of the soul: and rising, broadening, rolling upward like a living flood, the manly resolve, and the dauntless will, and the heavenward gaze of faith--the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!
He appeared on a stretched cable, far away above the sea of tossing hats and handkerchiefs, and in the glare of the hundreds of rockets that whizzed heavenward by him he looked like a wee insect.
The instant the action of the directors becomes known, Ward Valley will rush heavenward.
And wise Uncle Venner, passing slowly from the ruinous porch, seemed to hear a strain of music, and fancied that sweet Alice Pyncheon--after witnessing these deeds, this bygone woe and this present happiness, of her kindred mortals--had given one farewell touch of a spirit's joy upon her harpsichord, as she floated heavenward from the HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES!
But, if they seek to glorify God, let them not lift heavenward their unclean hands
A man's heart is a firework that once in its time flashes heavenward.