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  • (of an event or opportunity) occurring at a favorable time; opportune.

    ‘she was so afraid of losing this heaven-sent opportunity’
    • ‘Self-assessment would also provide a heaven-sent opportunity to rid the nation of estate agents, while increasing our wealth.’
    • ‘And why didn't any of your recent career-reviews by the big-name analysts of the game even mention the innumerable times you squandered a heaven-sent opportunity to carry India to victory?’
    • ‘He said: ‘This is a heaven-sent opportunity to continue serving the community.’’
    • ‘There will be a heaven-sent opportunity for sweet-tooths to indulge their passion when one of the highlights of Kendal's eating-out scene makes a welcome return at the end of this month.’
    • ‘But if you're not yet sure what makes you tick, then you've got a heaven-sent opportunity to test yourself against a whole range of challenges, people and places.’
    • ‘It is a heaven-sent business opportunity at a time when tourism - Scotland's biggest industry - is struggling.’
    • ‘Were their wounds punishment for having gone into battle, or a heaven-sent opportunity for needed reflection?’
    • ‘Great Western Railways could have used this as a heaven-sent opportunity for promoting cheap and efficient rail travel.’
    • ‘The final impression, however, is that Maxwell has missed a heaven-sent opportunity to treat the decaying variety theatre as a potent poetic symbol.’
    • ‘Charming, young, charismatic, bilingual and a person of colour, the University of Ottawa political science graduate seemed heaven-sent…’
    • ‘Johnny sees his pyrotechnic gifts as a heaven-sent babe magnet and acts accordingly; Ben understandably hates his new look, especially because it costs him a fiancée.’
    • ‘We know we are not a heaven-sent team, but there is no lack of effort and it is hard to criticise after drawing two and winning five of our last seven away games.’
    • ‘For a government that has made a big issue of encouraging private investment in public services, the relative lack of scandal surrounding this story must have seemed heaven-sent.’
    • ‘This was a heaven-sent chance for Labor to implement major social and economic reforms that could have made a real positive difference to Australia's future.’
    • ‘The West Cross Centre developers appear to have given a heaven-sent present to graffiti vandals living near to PC World on the Great West Road in Brentford.’
    • ‘I'm sure buffel grass and the cane toad seemed heaven-sent when they were first introduced, but neither turned out to be a long-term winner.’
    • ‘Thick, cloud-shaped tufts of the head are left clinging to the side of the glass, serving as a reminder that this beer is heaven-sent.’
    • ‘The web is a heaven-sent tool for researching one's ancestors.’
    • ‘For those who work in the news media, scandal stories seem heaven-sent.’
    • ‘As well as other popular puds, they do a straightforward chocolate cake and a heaven-sent white, dark and milk chocolate cake.’
    auspicious, providential, propitious, felicitous, opportune, golden, favourable, advantageous, serendipitous, lucky, happy, good, right, fortunate, timely, well timed
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/ˈhev(ə)nˌsent/ /ˈhɛv(ə)nˌsɛnt/