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Essentially, the phrase godspeed holds the intention of a personal blessing. It is a somewhat old-fashioned saying often used sarcastically or in a humorous fashion, yet genuine earnest and/or true concern can also be one's meaning when using this expression. The intent is to convey hope or desire for another person to successfully accomplish or complete a difficult task, mission, or journey either currently underway or about to be undertaken. Oftentimes the endeavor at hand is complex and arduous if not convoluted, having little chance of success.
"I say goodbye, good luck, and godspeed to you sir; I hope you attain rapid success and wish you the best of luck on your upcoming journey!"
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They wished him Godspeed.
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Safe journey; to wish well
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1 Send or deliver safely

2 Safe journey (person)
1 unchained melody by Righteous Brothers : Godspeed your love to me

2 Sending-off your kid to college: Godspeed son !
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Of Old English origin, shortening of "Good Speed," and contrary to popular belief has nothing to do with God. People would say this to others who were leaving on a long and perilous journey, wishing them success, but more importantly wishing for their return.
It's a dangerous and unforgiving sea, yet the sailors had no fear. They set course due West with no way to measure longitude and only crude instruments to determine latitude by the stars. Their friends and family at the docks had only one thing to say to them - "Godspeed."
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The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity; rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse or a vessel.

Good Luck.
God Speed.
Usualy said before some-one leaves on a long Trip.
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