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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CELESTIALLY

Out in the summerhouse it was celestially beautiful and peaceful.

O things done, yet done prophetically; on the earth, yet celestially; by men, yet divinely!

By contrast, the white radiation of Innocence distinguished Constance Asper celestially.

A direct incorporation took place in the first instance, by making the reputed founder to be celestially begotten.

She had been ruthlessly torn away from the exquisite calm in which, with the Hermes, she had been celestially dreaming.

Mr. Stellato had been celestially commissioned to Barnum the spirits in their Foxden exhibitions.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "pertaining to heaven," from Old French celestial "celestial, heavenly, sky-blue," from Latin caelestis "heavenly, pertaining to the sky," from caelum "heaven, sky; abode of the gods; climate," of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *kaid-slo-, perhaps from a root also found in Germanic and Baltic meaning "bright, clear" (cf. Lithuanian skaidrus "shining, clear;" Old English hador, German heiter "clear, shining, cloudless," Old Norse heið "clear sky").

The Latin word is the source of the usual word for "sky" in most of the Romance languages, e.g. French ciel, Spanish cielo, Italian cielo. General sense of "heavenly, very delightful" in English is from early 15c.

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