glory be

glory be

An expression of delighted surprise. Wow, I didn't expect to see you here! Glory be! Glory be—is this present for me?
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Glory be!

Inf. an exclamation expressing surprise or shock. (A bit old-fashioned.) Mary: Glory be! Is that what I think it is? Sue: Well, it'sakitten, if that's what you thought. Sally: First a car just missed hitting her, then she fell down on the ice. Mary: Glory be!
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References in classic literature ?
All that Gorshkov said was: "Yes, money IS a good thing, glory be to God!" In fact, the whole time that we remained in his room he kept repeating to himself: "Glory be to God, glory be to God!" His wife ordered a richer and more delicate meal than usual, and the landlady herself cooked it, for at heart she is not a bad woman.
And we need to revisit the practice of memorizing prayers--or pay fresh attention to prayers we have already memorized--like the Our Father, the Hail Mary, or the short trinitarian prayer: "Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.