seventh heaven

noun

Definition of seventh heaven

: 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 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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First Known Use of seventh heaven

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seventh heaven

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

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The first known use of seventh heaven was in 1786

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“Seventh heaven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seventh%20heaven. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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