Definition of Godsend

1. Noun. A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money). "The demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"




Definition of Godsend

1. n. Something sent by God; an unexpected acquisiton or piece of good fortune.

Definition of Godsend

1. Noun. An unexpected good fortune or benefit; a windfall. ¹

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Definition of Godsend

1. an unexpected boon [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Godsend

godmothering
godmotherly
godmothers
godord
godords
godovikovite
godown
godowns
godpapa
godpapas
godparent
godparents
godroon
godroons
gods
godsend (current term)
godsends
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godship
godships
godsib
godsibs
godsister
godsisters
godso
godson
godsons
godsos
godspeeds
godward

Literary usage of Godsend

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1. History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1868)
"The republic was to America a godsend ; it came, though unsought, because society contained the elements of no other organization. ..."

2. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"but merely a sense of intense relief at such a godsend having just now turned up in the moment of ouf greatest need. . . . CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, JR., ..."

3. The Great American Fraud: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quacks, in Two by Samuel Hopkins Adams (1907)
"... diseases," and to perform various other useful and surprising functions, and is, also, "the key of everlasting life, a godsend to suffering humanity. ..."

4. History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent by George Bancroft (1878)
"... godsend; it came, though unsought, because society contained the elements of no other organization. Here, and, in that century, here only, was a people, ..."

5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"It was a godsend, and I inwardly thanked the God who had vouchsafed it—outwardly I only thanked man, crying "Thank you, thank you, Monsieur."'—Vol. ii. p. ..."

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