One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used as an expression of relief.‘thank goodness no one was badly injured’
fortunately, happily, providentially, opportunely, by good luck, by good fortune, as luck would have it, propitiouslyView synonyms
- ‘He didn't quite get the allusion, thank heavens.’
- ‘Saturday's bolts of lightning were about the most honest the weather's been this past two weeks - thank heavens I spent a little bit of it in the Catalan sunshine.’
- ‘Such bad food yes, but thank heavens for such large portions.’
- ‘And thank heavens for the support that I've had from this country, because without it I wouldn't have a job.’
- ‘Gasping with relief I say, It could have broken but thank goodness it did not.’
- ‘When it comes down to basics I'm no less selfish than anyone else I know and, thank heavens, I'm not foolish enough to think otherwise.’
- ‘The station survived just fine, thank heavens.’
- ‘I went to bed at 2:00 am this morning… thank heavens it was a Friday yesterday.’
- ‘Thank goodness for a free press; and thank goodness for our imperfect system of Democracy.’
- ‘I even like go-karting - thank heavens for those really large rubber bumpers!’
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