to heaven

to heaven

Used to emphasize the forcefulness of a particular verb. I hope to heaven you're right! I swear to heaven, I will turn this car around if you two don't knock it off!
See also: heaven

to ˈGod/ˈgoodness/ˈHeaven

used after a verb to emphasize a particular hope, wish, etc: I wish to God you’d learn to pay attention!(Some people find the use of God here offensive.)
See also: god, goodness, heaven
References in classic literature ?
He says, every now and then in his sermons, that the first thing he does when he gets to heaven, will be to fling his arms around Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and kiss them and weep on them.
He wasn't ever expecting to go to heaven, much less that there was going to be any fuss made over him, so I reckon he was a good deal surprised when the reception broke on him."
Like George Orwell who claimed he had been to heaven and it worked when he visited socialist Russia, I too was convinced socialism and heaven on earth are possible when I went to Norway.
Providing inquiring readers with insight, wisdom and practical knowledge, Jim Petosa's personal flight to Heaven and back demonstrates that life exists beyond the physical world.
All types of ground come alike to Heaven's Guest, successful on soft going in this race last year but just as effective on faster.
The door to heaven is a broken and contrite heart and getting there is often painful.
"The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven," which was published in 2010, talks about Alex's experience of going to heaven after he met with an accident that left him in a two-month long coma.
Manama: A Kuwaiti former lawmaker has waded into controversy after he said that whoever quizzed the interior minister would go to heaven.
Colton's visit to heaven, accentuated with paintings of God-sent visions done by child-prodigy artist Akiane Kramarik at age 12, reminded me of a girl named Chrissy.
And young Todd Burpo's Heaven Is for Real relates how, as a four-year-old in emergency surgery, he went to heaven and watched the earth engulfed in a final battle between Good and Evil, with Jesus--and his own dad--fighting terrible monsters with swords (or maybe bows and arrows).
Growing Up in Heaven: The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child comes from a famous medium who follows the journey of children who have passed from earth to heaven. The connections between these children and the worlds of heaven and living are analyzed in a text based on nearly thirty years of spirit communication, and offers true stories and a child's-eye glimpse of a different world.
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His hip to Heaven and Back is currently number one on the New York Times Best Seller List for nonfiction.
"The Eastern Path to Heaven: A Guide to Happiness from the Teachings of Jesus in Tibet" is the story of Thomas, one of Jesus's apostles who went along the trade roads to spread the gospel to the east.
Barth is assisted by different angels who are trying to convince Jordan to come to heaven. It's only Barth who talks to Jordan, but the angels give him advice.
In carols we sing, "He came down to earth from heaven" and this is when he went back to heaven. I could see him digesting this.