Origin of godsend
Examples from the Web for godsend
When Hamas emerged as an increasingly powerful threat at the turn of the century, “Mosab was a godsend,” remembers Bar-Zohar.
Today, Google Books and other searchable text databases have been a godsend.The Oxford English Dictionary: The Original Crowdsourcer|Josh Dzieza|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These sticks are a great help, and the wooden crash-helmets—a comparatively recent invention—are a godsend.
Plus, the Russian government decided to film the trial with as many as five cameras, which proved a godsend for the filmmakers.Sundance’s Best Documentary: ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’|Marlow Stern|January 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For those struggling Olympians, a substantial paycheck would be a godsend.Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte: Why Families of America’s Olympics Athletes Are Broke|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To such a man as this Count, Mrs. Bailey's fortune would be a godsend.The Chink in the Armour|Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Yes, you'll be a Godsend to us if you're a good shot, Wargrave," added the Commandant.The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly
Death with honour was an advantage to him; death with disaster a boon; death with scandal was a godsend.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The presence of the Americans was a godsend to him, while he in turn was like a fresh breeze from the outer world to them.When Dreams Come True|Ritter Brown
In the mad rush made by the always unpaid Turkish troops to secure this godsend, there were many casualties.
Word Origin for godsend
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.