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be in seventh heaven

To be in a state of bliss or extreme happiness. I've been in seventh heaven ever since I got engaged!
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seventh heaven

A state of bliss or extreme happiness. I've been in seventh heaven ever since I got engaged! A spa treatment in a luxury hotel with no kids—this is seventh heaven!
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in seventh heaven

In a state of bliss or extreme happiness. I've been in seventh heaven ever since I got engaged!
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in seventh heaven

Fig. in a very happy state. Ann was really in seventh heaven when she got a car of her own. I'd be in seventh heaven if I had a million dollars.
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in seventh heaven

In a state of bliss, as in John was in seventh heaven when the director praised his speech. Used figuratively since the early 1800s, this term alludes to the dwelling place of God in highest of the seven concentric spheres that surround the earth in the system recognized by both Muslims and ancient Jews.
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in seventh heaven

If you are in seventh heaven, you are extremely happy. After I was given my first camera I was in seventh heaven. Actor Siddig El Fadil is in seventh heaven after being picked for the new Star Trek series. Note: According to Islam, there are seven heavens. The seventh is the most glorious and is governed by Abraham. In the Jewish religion, the seventh heaven is the dwelling place of God and his angels.
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in seventh heaven

in a state of ecstasy.
In late Jewish and Muslim theology, there were considered to be seven heavens, and the seventh of these was the highest, where a state of eternal bliss was to be enjoyed.
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be in (your) seventh ˈheaven

be extremely happy: When she has all her grandchildren around her, she’s in seventh heaven.This comes from the belief that there are seven heavens and that God and the most important angels live in the highest or seventh heaven.
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seventh heaven, to be in

To be in a state of bliss. Both the Moslems and the ancient Jews recognized seven heavens, corresponding to the seven planets, the highest of which was the abode of God and the top-ranking angels. By the nineteenth century the term had been extended to mean a blissful state, without any religious or otherworldly connotation. Thus Sir Walter Scott wrote (St. Ronan’s Well, 1824): “He looked upon himself as approaching to the seventh heaven.”
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seventh heaven

Pure happiness. Both Judaism and Islam recognize seven levels of heaven, of which the highest one is where God resides. To be in seventh heaven is therefore to experience ultimate bliss, whether theological or not.
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On the seventh day of Sukkot, known as Hoshana Rabba, prayers for rain are chanted as the worshippers complete seven circuits around the reader's desk at the center of the synagogue, just as the priests encircled the altar seven times in the Temple.
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Seventh Heaven: In ancient astronomy people called the Sun, Moon and the five planets visible with the naked eye the Se ven Heavenly Objects.
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"The Seventh Regiment Museum will restore the exterior and interior of the historic Seventh Regiment Armory, preserving the unique historical rooms and preserving them as backgrounds to display artifacts showing the rich cultural heritage of New York," they said in an official statement.
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When the machine was being crated for shipment, Holmes asked for a seventh layer.
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After all this turmoil, John writes, "When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour." That's the most stunning moment in the whole book.