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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GODSEND

Decidedly, Dick had been a godsend, and his absence would be a calamity.

The least of the weapons of the air-fleet would have been a godsend to Thorn and Sylva.

To have had one ship, even the smallest, where they were would have been a godsend to the fleet.

I cannot find words to express What a godsend your remedies have been to me.

She's heels to her, and it's a godsend she'll be to us if things go ill.

It's like a windfall, like a godsend, like an unexpected piece of luck.

But Petersburg was dull just now; and his behavior had been a godsend to the salons.

This was built in the spring of 1917, and has been a Godsend to many besides patients.

This was quite a godsend to Barny, and much beyond what he could have hoped for.

But I've talked with Father Davy and he agrees that it's a godsend.

WORD ORIGIN

1814, "a shipwreck" (from the perspective of people living along the coast), from Middle English Godes sonde (c.1200) "God's messenger; what God sends, gift from God, happening caused by God," from god + Middle English sonde "that which is sent, message," from Old English sand, from sendan (see send (v.)). Sense of "happy chance" is from 1831.

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