Definitions

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  • interj. (Australia, New Zealand, UK) (dated, US, Canada) An expression of surprise.
  • interj. (Australia, New Zealand, UK) (dated, US, Canada) Indeed.

Etymologies

From upon my word, an oath. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Yep,” I said, not registering my word choice until it was too late to take it back.

    Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

  • Upon my word how you, Peter, continue to be in rude health while your companion droops and fades like a spent rose is quite beyond my comprehension.

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • "But most of them," continued Mr. Fitzgibbon, "prefer the other game, and if you don't care about money, upon my word it's the pleasanter game of the two."

    Phineas Finn

  • Here is my hand upon your shoulder, John Carter, and my word that Sab Than shall go out at the point of my sword for the sake of my love for Helium, for Dejah Thoris, and for you.

    A Princess of Mars

  • I give you my word beforehand that I shall not doubt the sincerity of your answer.

    A Month in the Country

  • It will not be released until a minimum of ten years after my death: I gave that promise to Col. Dennis Edwards to atone for my actions against him, and although the temptation to break my word has been great, I shall not.

    A Letter of Mary

  • I replied that even though the contract had indeed expired, I had given Ral my word, and my word was my contract.

    Make Your Life Prime Time

  • And if Canon Eluard fails me, she thought resolutely, then I shall speak out, my word against hers or any man's.

    The Devil's Novice

  • As for the girl, keeping my word I sold her to some Sidonian trader at Piraeus.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • And I'll pledge you my word John Thomas knows the men he's talking about.

    The Man Between: An International Romance

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