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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upon my word

Indeed; really.
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Now, upon my word, I take that as very kind and attentive indeed
Upon my word, those are exactly my sentiments, only expressed with much more force and power than I could use--you know my sluggish nature, and will forgive me, I am sure.
I shall then exert those powers on which you flatter me so highly--though, upon my word, I don't deserve your compliments to their full extent--and resort to a few little trivial subterfuges for rousing jealousy and resentment.
I didn't mean any harm indeed, upon my word I didn't,' cried the small servant, struggling like a much larger one.
Yes, upon my word I was,' replied the small servant.
But now, the few words luckily or unluckily heard in passing had wholly revolutionized my ideas respecting her: now I looked upon her as hypocritical and insincere, a flatterer, and a spy upon my words and deeds.