upon my word


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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.