from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An improper form of halidom.


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  • "Why, by my halidame," thought Manners, "the whole contrivance will fall down together and crush me."

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  • "Enough, by my halidame!" said Edward, laughing bitterly.

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  • One day he went to the dungeon and said to the prisoners, "By my halidame!"

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  • ” The company had scarcely time to think she would not obey this summons, when Baptista, all in amaze, exclaimed, “Now, by my halidame, here comes Katharine!

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  • "Ay, by my halidame! poor sleep by the side of the beehive you have stricken down."

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  • In truth, now that Adam was thoroughly in his own sphere, was in the domain of which he was king, and those beings in velvet and ermine were but as ignorant savages admitted to the frontier of his realm, his form seemed to dilate into a majesty the beholders had not before recognized; and even the lazy Edward muttered involuntarily, "By my halidame, the man has a noble presence!"

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  • “By my halidame, if it should ever be known that I said it —”

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  • "By my halidame, if it should ever be known that I said it --"

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  • We should only get Benedict and old De Lacey to come, for, by my halidame, squires and knights won't come to see us now Meg and Doll are gone, and then, Maude, after all, you know, "he continued slyly,

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  • "Then by my halidame," quoth the irate knight, "as I'm a justice

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