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goodness gracious

Definitions

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  • interj. (euphemistic) (dated) Oh my God.

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Examples

  • My goodness gracious me, she thought and felt herself flush, it must be an overdress.

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  • According to Joan Hall, editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English at the University of Wisconsin, the frequency of use of good grief and goodness gracious is running neck and neck, with good Lord and good gracious off the pace by half.

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  • The alliteration of goodness gracious has been matched in recent years by good grief, popularized by the Peanuts cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz.

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