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Heavenly body   /hˈɛvənli bˈɑdi/   Listen
Heavenly body

Natural objects visible in the sky.  Synonym: celestial body.

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"Heavenly body" Quotes from Famous Books

... his wife. "I refuse to go to London until the moon is there to protect me, as it were. So comic to look upon a heavenly body as a practical protection. I will not allow you to run needlessly into danger. Only this morning you were making plans to go ...
— This Is the End • Stella Benson

... It would seem that Christ had not a carnal or earthly, but a heavenly body. For the Apostle says (1 Cor. 15:41): "The first man was of the earth, earthy; the second man from heaven, heavenly." But the first man, i.e. Adam, was of the earth as regards his body, as is plain from Gen. 1. Therefore the second man, i.e. Christ, was of heaven ...
— Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) - From the Complete American Edition • Thomas Aquinas

... we come to Venus, our beautiful bright neighbour, who approaches nearer to us than any other heavenly body except the moon. Alas! when she is nearest, she like Mercury, turns her dark side toward us, coming in between us and the sun, so that we cannot observe her ...
— The Children's Book of Stars • G.E. Mitton

Words linked to "Heavenly body" :   winkle, existence, planetesimal, minor planet, quasi-stellar radio source, quasar, natural object, twinkle, major planet, world, scintillate, primary, macrocosm, universe, satellite, planetoid, star, cosmos, creation, planet

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