my God


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my God

An interjection denoting shock, distress, or surprise. My God, that car almost ran off the side of the road! My God, is that you, James? I haven't seen you in 20 years!
See also: god

my God

Also, my goodness. Expressions of shock, surprise, or dismay, as in My God, don't tell me he's dying, or My goodness, what an awful outfit. The first term dates from about 1800; goodness in the variant is a euphemism for God.
See also: god
References in classic literature ?
Caderousse, who had raised himself on his knees, and stretched out his arm, tried to draw back, then clasping his hands, and raising them with a desperate effort, "O my God, my God
In black distress, I called my God, When I could scarce believe him mine, He bowed his ear to my complaints -- No more the whale did me confine.
My God, it is I-- I--and this fellow who will help me to avenge myself.
Further, Jesus' cry from the cross, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
After Boykin had led Americans in a battle against a Somalian warlord he announced, "I know my God was bigger than his.
It may be that the future of my God relationship isn't very bright -- that remains to be seen.
We can just imagine Mary's thoughts: "Oh, my God, what is he up to now
A pastor friend of mine preached a Good Friday sermon a couple of years ago that focused on Jesus' words from the cross as recorded in Mark, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?