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 The first casts Wilson as a Sixties-style crooner in a blue pantsuit and hair to the heavens, placing her on the stage of a TV variety show where cameras capture a whole lot of shimmying. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 3 July 2024 Unfortunately, at precisely the moment when the nuclear standoff is extending all the way to the heavens, Cold War-era arms control treaties of all types are falling by the wayside. Joshua Keating, Vox, 12 Apr. 2022 If von Stade’s spirit and voice soars to the heavens, the Bay Area has also produced singers weaned on gravel, mud and fire water. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 Expand All Millions in Texas are counting down the hours to midday Monday when all will crane their necks up to the heavens as a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical wonder passes across what many hope will be a speckless sky. David Montesino, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Apr. 2024 Here are just three of the many times that a total solar eclipse has transformed our views of the heavens, Earth and everything in between. Paul M. Sutter, Scientific American, 15 Feb. 2024 But when astronomers finally turned it toward the heavens, Webb delivered wonders. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 10 Jan. 2023 In the two years since the telescope has performed like a champ, capturing phenomenal images of the heavens and collecting data about distant planets. David Morgan, CBS News, 22 Dec. 2023 College football is finally back, praise the heavens and the saints and the touchdowns and the haints. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2023

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“The heavens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20heavens. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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