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1. heavenward

adverb. toward heaven.

Synonyms

  • heavenwardly

Antonyms

  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • heaven (English)
  • heven (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. heavenward

adjective. directed toward heaven or the sky.

Synonyms

  • up

Antonyms

  • descending
  • low

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • heaven (English)
  • heven (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word heavenward


1. Adverb
Late Gothic architecture saw the erection of high-ceilinged buildings that soared heavenward.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The imagery of stairs that lead heavenward are evoked in the line "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair."

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