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God forbid!

 and Heaven forbid!
a phrase expressing the desire that God would forbid the situation that the speaker has just mentioned from ever happening. Tom: It looks like taxes are going up again. Bob: God forbid! Bob: Bill was in a car wreck. I hope he wasn't hurt! Sue: God forbid!
See also: god

God forbid

I hope it does not happen heaven forbid If, God forbid, anything should happen to him I might not want to stay here.
Usage notes: also used to suggest that someone would never do something: God forbid they should help someone who isn't paying them for help.
See also: forbid, god

heaven forbid

I hope it does not happen God forbid If he ever - heaven forbid - has to go through anything like that again, at least he'll know what to do.
Usage notes: also used to suggest that others oppose the reasonable thing being mentioned: It's OK to prevent tooth decay, but heaven forbid that we try to prevent people from becoming addicted to drugs.
See also: forbid, heaven

God forbid

Also, heaven forbid. May God prevent something from happening or being the case. For example, God forbid that they actually encounter a bear, or Heaven forbid that the tornado pulls off the roof. This term, in which heaven also stands for "God," does not necessarily imply a belief in God's direct intervention but merely expresses a strong wish. [c. 1225] For a synonym, see perish the thought.
See also: forbid, god
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One of the greatest acts of obedience that brings one closer to Allh The Almighty during this month is receiving a reward from Allh The Almighty through enjoining good and forbidding evil.
Another commenter, posting under the name "a polemic reader," wrote: "Get free of the forbidding complex.
In this exciting conclusion to the High Druid of Shannara series, the tale of the rescue of Grianne Ohmsford from her imprisonment in the Forbidding, Pen Ohmsford is successful in finding his aunt Grianne, to transport them both back to the Shannara world, and to send a vicious demon who was intent on bringing down the barrier to the Forbidding back to the demonic world.
The law forbidding waivers and exclusions is tantamount to a forced sale of services.
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Apparently, King Zedekiah tried desperately to build morale during the siege by forbidding discouraging words.
The forbidding exterior shields an abstract representation of a secluded cloister, an oasis for quiet study.
But it's the same old story: PRRA proponents aren't satisfied with forbidding just their own children to read certain books in the school library; they demand that the books be removed from the library completely, forbidding them to all the children of the school.
It illustrates the significant drawbacks of a motivation test resting on an elusive, if not unreal, distinction allowing removal based on social, political, and moral grounds, but forbidding removal "imposing some religious or scientific orthodoxy" (Zykan v.
In April, Congress passed legislation forbidding the Fish and Wildlife Service from listing additional species as endangered or threatened until Sept.
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The rules forbidding monetary quotas were enacted to deter overzealous employees from abusing their authority in collecting taxes.
VENTURA- Citing a policy forbidding gang attire, Ventura County Fair officials barred Hells Angels spokesman George Christie from entering the grounds Saturday evening.