seventh heaven

noun

: a state of extreme joy

Examples of seventh heaven in a Sentence

she was in seventh heaven when she received the acceptance letter to medical school
Recent Examples on the Web This birthday girl would soon grow up to be in seventh heaven. Alex Apatoff, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2023 If Los Angeles is the city of angels, this $19.9 million hilltop estate is seventh heaven. Isabel Lord, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 With a division title almost cinched and his old pal La Russa in the Sox dugout, Reinsdorf should be in seventh heaven. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Your sixth sense — the one beyond sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell — may be leading you to seventh heaven, the very height of happiness. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2019 Two incomplete passes later, Shurmur sent in the play that will forever be remembered around here: Buffalo right, seventh heaven. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, 14 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

from the seventh being the highest of the seven heavens of Islamic and cabalist doctrine

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seventh heaven was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Seventh heaven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seventh%20heaven. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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