Lord only knows


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Lord only knows

no one but God knows. The Lord only knows if John's marriage will be a happy one. How Mary can stay so cheerful through her terrible illness, the Lord only knows.
See also: know, lord
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Let's start on the impossible together so that by the year of our Lord 2000, the Lord only knows what will have come to pass
It's crept into our lives like a thief in the night, the horrible Illness we try to put right Their poor dad who worked on the Docks, he now finds it hard to put On his socks, his breathing is bad he Just puffs and blows, how he touched For this curse the Lord only knows He said I'm going in hospital son I will be there by seven, two days later He was up in heaven.
If this is the state of affairs in 2012, Lord only knows where we will be in 70 years time.
In 1992 the FA, led by - and how that came to pass Lord only knows - Graham Kelly, the man who made Mogadon look like a performance-enhancing drug, allowed the Premier League to open for business in the name of greed.
Lord only knows what he might do with that ornamental archdruid's rod.
Lord only knows how many his team-mates have scored from the space he creates.
Lord only knows what would have happened if they'd made me their spokeswoman.
And probably the Lord only knows how his shot from an outrageously narrow angle sneaked past Aston Villa keeper Michael Oakes in midweek to keep Dons on course for a Coca-Cola Cup and Premiership dream double.
And perhaps the Lord only knows how he sneaked a shot past Aston Villa keeper Michael Oakes in midweek to keep the Dons on course for a Coca-Cola Cup and Premiership heavenly double.
I also visit and it is like a bomb site with all the flattened stones - why they could not have secured them the Lord only knows.
Lord only knows how they'd view a can of Irish stew surreptitiously placed in the bag.