Part of speech: noun

An unexpected stroke of good fortune.

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Usage examples "godsend":

  1. The advent of so many frontiersmen seemed a godsend to the perplexed and worried missionaries. - "The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley", Zane Grey.
  2. If these buccaneers of his want to headquarter here, it could well be a godsend. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  3. Of course I could not very well do this while- while I was- well, no matter why, but this offer just seemed to be a sort of godsend, for it will enable me to cut myself free at once, and the sea breezes and Rocky Mountain air and gold- hunting will, I expect, take away the desire for strong drink altogether. - "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.