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(oh) (my) God!

An exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. My God, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? God, Bill! Would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while? Oh my God! That cyclist nearly hit me!

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

(good) ˈGod

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God alˈmighty

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God in ˈheaven

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my/oh ˈGod

(spoken) used for expressing anger, surprise, etc: Good God! What on earth have you done to my car?Oh my God! I’ve broken my watch again!God almighty! You’re not going to wear that terrible old suit to the wedding, are you?(Some people find these expressions offensive.)
References in classic literature ?
"My God!" he exclaimed, "thy vengeance is sometimes delayed, but only that it may fall the more effectually." Ali looked at his master for further instructions.
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!" said he, "pardon me for having denied thee; thou dost exist, thou art indeed man's father in heaven, and his judge on earth.
But that I may reveal my heart entirely unto you, my friends: IF there were gods, how could I endure it to be no God! THEREFORE there are no Gods.
So this was what he had thought was God! Tarzan's lip curled in an angry snarl as he leaped into the hut after the terror-stricken witch-doctor.
To all young people, we must cry: man was created by God in the image and likeness of God! Therefore, man was created for God, who is eternal, unchanging, and perfect in every way!
Longtime TV and film watchers race Joan's lineage to George Burns' apparition to reluctant believer John Denver in Oh God! which then begat Michael Landon in Highway to Heaven, which in turn begat Roma Downey and Della Reese in Touched by an Angel.
Thus, we humans are hardly disempowered when we say barukh attah Adonai since it is we who pronounce the blessing of/upon God!
(I leave to others the historical implications and complications of a wordplay that works in Greek but not in Aramaic or Hebrew.) Our birth "of water and the Spirit" is modeled on the very being of God! Yet, like Luther's drunken donkey-rider (and Nicodemus), we tend to misapprehend both God and ourselves by perceiving half-truths--and even those wrongly (for "we," see especially v.
Dear God! Was it well adjusted of Abraham and Sarah to drag their household across a thousand miles of desert for the sake of a voice in a dream?
Growth is in the hands of God! Jesus then compares the kingdom to a tiny mustard seed that grows into so mighty a shrub as to shelter every bird on the wing.
Along with all sorts of other words, we learn to say "G-o-d." But if we're attentive, it soon becomes evident that when people say "God" or "God!" or even "God?" they are doing more than exhaling in a pattern.
A modern telling would be highly personal with the convert singing "Amazing Grace!" The headline reads "Roman Centurion Acceptable to God!"
He seems to say, "It's over and done with, God! I'm forgiven.
I scream inside my head with Moses "Change your mind, God! Intervene!