She prayed to God in Heaven.
He hopes to go to Heaven when he dies.
Our baby is a gift from heaven.
the brightest star in the heavens
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Brussels sprouts and bacon are a match made in side-dish heaven.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 5 Feb. 2024 Believed to soar through the waters and heavens as a nature deity ruling over the rains, the dragon is a dominant figure in Chinese mythology, perched at the center of longstanding creation tales.—Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 Or to just kick back, soak in the starry heavens above, and just be.—Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 Nothing, though, beats getting to know your way around the heavens.—Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 See More
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Middle English heven, from Old English heofon; akin to Old High German himil heaven
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
The first known use of heaven was
before the 12th century