(upon) my word

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(upon) my word

An interjection expressing surprise, amazement, or incredulity. Upon my word, I cannot believe that my own wife would stoop to such depths of treachery! My word, Jenkins, this report is simply terrible. You're going to have to do better than that if you want to stay in this company.
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Then I stood still waiting to be killed, for, my father, in the fury of my heart at the wickedness which had been worked I could not hold back my words.
Be not distressed, my friend, but contrive to be present at this sacrifice, and if that cannot be prevented by my words, I have a dagger concealed which will prevent more deliberate violence, putting an end to my life and giving thee a first proof of the love I have borne and bear thee.
Slowly the purpose of my words seemed to force its way through the confusion and agitation of her mind.
If you continue in my word," says Jesus in the gospel of John (8:31-32), "you truly are my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.
Therefore, I have lashed you through the prophets and torn you to shreds with my words.
But for now, unless we get a really big grant which we so richly deserve to make this rag all color, I will just have to rely on my words to make the picture your minds.