Part of speech: adjective

Tending toward heaven.

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Usage examples "heavenward":

  1. Again she shuddered, as though something had stung her, and raised her gaze heavenward. - "A Nobleman's Nest", Ivan Turgenieff.
  2. Columns of yellow and black smoke rolled heavenward; every object seemed dyed a deep crimson; the trees assumed fantastic shapes; the river veiled itself under a red glow. - "Betty Zane", Zane Grey.
  3. Take them away if need be, and it, in its proportion, beauty, strength, and heavenward aspiration, will stand more glorious for the sweeping away. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.