Old English heofonlic "celestial; chaste;" see heaven + -ly (1). Meaning "beautiful, divinely lovely" is late 14c., often (though not originally) with reference to the celestial "music of the spheres;" weakened sense of "excellent, enjoyable" is first recorded 1874. The heavenly bodies (stars, planets, etc.) attested from late 14c. Related: Heavenliness.
1. The idea of spending two weeks with him may seem heavenly.
2. Heavenly music swelled from nowhere.
3. If you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.
4. One heavenly body occults another.
5. Newton proposed that heavenly and terrestrial motion could be unified with the idea of gravity.