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adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in heaven.

heav′en·wards (-wərdz) adv.
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(ˈhɛvənwədz) or


towards heaven or the sky
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Adv.1.heavenwards - toward heaven; "he pointed heavenward"
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References in classic literature ?
Then I once more rebounded heavenwards, at the vision of the eager dreamy lad whose question had set going all this odd clockwork of association.
In Him alone we find peace, consolation, salvation, and love," she said, and turning her eyes heavenwards, she began praying, as Alexey Alexandrovitch gathered from her silence.
He took the balance by the middle, and when he lifted it up the day of the Achaeans sank; the death-fraught scale of the Achaeans settled down upon the ground, while that of the Trojans rose heavenwards. Then he thundered aloud from Ida, and sent the glare of his lightning upon the Achaeans; when they saw this, pale fear fell upon them and they were sore afraid.
It has attempted to leave the earth and soar heavenwards, but soon has found that only in experience could any solid foundation of knowledge be laid.
That you are put on a chair on the other side of the table places you at once in the scale of precedence, and exactly defines your social position, or rather your complete want of a social position." And Irais tilted her nose ever so little heavenwards.
Or he wouldn't have looked one minute to the reporter's left, and the next minute heavenwards. But is there any qualitative difference between looking down and looking in some other direction?
Likewise your prayers from the darkness of your desolation reach heavenwards to be grasped by the nail-pierced hands of Jesus then carried to the Mercy Seat.
So May was left sending glances heavenwards as she made a final plea and prepared to meet her political maker.
And we managed to secure seats in the pews to hear the second best show during our visit: evensong with the angelic voices of the choristers soaring heavenwards.
Under a weeping sky, they marched in their thousands to this match, they shed tears in the stands, they stood in silence, gazing heavenwards.
Asked what he and the others would do now, one of the residents turns his gaze heavenwards and then back at the little houses in his colony where some people have set up little shops in their verandahs to supplement the family income.
But the viewer senses that despite the rather lofty realm to which he has now ascribed these recent works-not just cosmic space, but celestial space, where it is implied God Himself resides!-they have achieved their serene beauty and elegance, silence and solitude, through a sensitivity that is certainly unearthly, though the viewer can remain earthbound, rooted to the ground, but nonetheless with uplifted face, heavenwards, as he sees a renewed and intimate vision of skies and clouds, ripe with impending rain or emerging light, as though beckoning him toward a space he can invisibly enter.