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God wink

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

God +‎ wink; coined by SQuire Rushnell, author of a series of books that include the phrase "When God winks" in the title.

NounEdit

God wink (plural God winks)

  1. An event or personal experience, often identified as coincidence, so astonishing that it is seen as a sign of divine intervention, especially when perceived as the answer to a prayer.
    • 2002, SQuire D. Rushnell (sic), When God Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life, ISBN 0743467078:
      When we carry ourselves as far as we can and feel we can go no further, that's when we should be on the lookout for a God Wink. It's coming.
    • 2007, James B. Twitchell, Shopping for God, ISBN 0743292871, page 105:
      In its most vulgarized and solipsistic state, epiphany is what currently is marketed as a God wink. Here the believer is encouraged to take some coincidence, like winning the lottery or recovering from sickness, as evidence of a higher power at work.
    • 2009, Ed Gungor, What Bothers Me Most About Christianity, ISBN 1416592555, page 117:
      A giant hand? That's the kind of stuff that makes people of faith smile — maybe a God wink? How fun.
    • 2011, Stephen G. Post, The Hidden Gifts of Helping, ISBN 0470887818:
      Still, at the time, I was dearly in need of a God-wink or two. And, as so often happens, I had to wait for them.

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