English version

the heavens

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe heavensthe heavensliteraryAL the sky He looked up towards the heavens. Just then, the heavens opened (=it started to rain heavily). heaven
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the heavens openedAs his relations carried him off to be buried, the sky suddenly darkened and the heavens opened.It went from bad to worse as the heavens opened and turned the circuit into one huge puddle.He'd come out without his anorak and if the heavens opened he'd get soaked.Just as we set off, would you believe it, the heavens opened.Unfortunately, the Heavens opened on finals day, ending the good weather and causing disruptions.
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