God willing

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God willing

If all goes as it should; if everything goes well. We've had a lot of delays, but God willing, we should have the house finished before winter. A: "Do you reckon we'll have enough from this harvest to make ends meet?" B: "God willing."
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God willing.

If God wants it to happen. (An expression indicating that there is a high certainty that something will happen, so high that only God could prevent it.) John: Please try to be on time. Alice: I'll be there on time, God willing. Bob: Will I see you after your vacation? Mary: Of course, God willing.
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God willing

used to express the wish that you will be able to do as you intend or that something will happen as planned.
This is an expression found in many cultures: compare with Latin deo volente or Arabic inshallah .
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God ˈwilling

(spoken) used for expressing your hope that something will happen: We’ve had a lovely holiday and we’ll be back again next year, God willing.
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References in classic literature ?
God willing, I will check this vain repining,' she said, while the tears coursed one another down her cheeks in spite of her efforts; but she wiped them away, and resolutely shaking back her head, continued, 'I will exert myself, and look out for a small house, commodiously situated in some populous but healthy district, where we will take a few young ladies to board and educate--if we can get them--and as many day pupils as will come, or as we can manage to instruct.
You value your own pride and don't wish to apologize," continued the staff captain, "but we old fellows, who have grown up in and, God willing, are going to die in the regiment, we prize the honor of the regiment, and Bogdanich knows it.
But, after today, God willing, he will suffer no longer.
He told him, moreover, that in this castle of his there was no chapel in which he could watch his armour, as it had been pulled down in order to be rebuilt, but that in a case of necessity it might, he knew, be watched anywhere, and he might watch it that night in a courtyard of the castle, and in the morning, God willing, the requisite ceremonies might be performed so as to have him dubbed a knight, and so thoroughly dubbed that nobody could be more so.
If, God willing, these swords should be devoted to the service of your eminence," said D'Artagnan, "I shall venture to express a wish, which is, that in its turn the purse of your eminence may become light and theirs heavy -- for with these three men your eminence may rouse all Europe if you like.
Telemachus answered, "Antinous, do not chide with me, but, god willing, I will be chief too if I can.
Hassan said: "Thanks god we look to the Asian Cup, where god willing we will do well.
Despite having finished last in the Cambridgeshire, God Willing impressed many at York earlier this month when he finished fourth behind the useful Imshivalla in a nine-furlong handicap, beaten just over a length.
God willing, God willing, maybe starting from next Sunday there will be gradual improvement, and it will be a noticeable improvement," said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.
God willing there will be a permanent ceasefire on Syrians as well.
Maybe, God willing and if the audience is there, this is a time to go for it.
Manama, December 21 (BNA) --Meteorological Administration at the Civil Aviation Affairs announced in its weather forecast issued this morning that the weather in the Kingdom will be, God willing, moderate.
GOD WILLING can taKe his first step up the big-race ladder with victory in the Group Three Somerville Tattersall StaKes at NewmarKet.
will carry the goldfinch and the sunflower far from us and, God willing,
Prince Nawaf bin Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz explained that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques will honor Al-Nakhli after returning to the homeland with safety, God willing.