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Word suggestion: godsent
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:13:39 AM »
I tried godsent in yesterday's Challenge puzzle, but it wasn't accepted.  It's in several dictionaries as an adjective derived from the noun godsend.

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Re: Word suggestion: godsent
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 04:08:46 PM »
This often appears in the hyphenated form god-sent. And sometimes it's written with a capital G. But it is listed as godsent in the online Merriam-Webster, and Wiktionary.

Usage examples are fairly thin on the ground. An example from last month on the Indian media industry site was in an article headed "Why '21 days of isolation' is an opportunity for personal growth", with the subtitle

Guest Column: Mahesh Chauhan, Director of Salt Brand Solutions, believes that our current phase of self-isolation is a godsent opportunity for introspection and personal growth

I'll add godsent as a rare word.
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