the heavens

plural noun

: the sky
the brightest star in the heavens

Note: When the heavens open (up) it means it starts to rain.

The game had to be stopped when the heavens opened up.

Examples of the heavens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a farmer’s field an hour’s drive outside of Kyiv, a man in combat fatigues kneels in the dust like a supplicant, one arm raised to the heavens, holding a quadcopter on his outstretched palm. WIRED, 25 July 2023 Gothic pointed arches, inspired by Islamic architecture, point to the heavens and accentuate the ultra-tall ceilings. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 14 July 2023 An asteroid the size of Mount Everest was hurtling through the heavens, traveling faster than a jet airliner. Steve Brusatte, Scientific American, 1 June 2022 The group’s overall goal is to craft a where-to-go-from-here roadmap on how NASA can contribute to UAP studies, tapping its unique position as a civilian agency that handles data from the heavens and Earth alike in an open and transparent manner. Leonard David, Scientific American, 9 June 2023 Ware is dripping in pearls, with hair teased to the heavens, on the topless album cover. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2023 There’s Wilson with brush in hand, hairdo pouffed to the heavens and channeling the kitsch icon to a tee. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2023 Ohtani struck out Trout on a full-count slider, raised his hands to the heavens, and just like that, Japan is the 2023 WBC champion, winning 3-2 over Team USA. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2023 The immensity of the scene and grand scale of the heavens offered me some perspectives that might not happen at the same place during the day. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The heavens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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