Lord only knows


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Lord only knows

no one but God knows. The Lord only knows if John's marriage will be a happy one. How Mary can stay so cheerful through her terrible illness, the Lord only knows.
See also: know, lord
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Let's start on the impossible together so that by the year of our Lord 2000, the Lord only knows what will have come to pass
Lord only knows what his children will do when it comes to crossing a road by themselves with the example he's setting.
If this is the state of affairs in 2012, Lord only knows where we will be in 70 years time.
Also Lord only knows what he would make of the pornographic magazines displayed on the shelves of WH Smith.
In 1992 the FA, led by - and how that came to pass Lord only knows - Graham Kelly, the man who made Mogadon look like a performance-enhancing drug, allowed the Premier League to open for business in the name of greed.
And perhaps the Lord only knows how he sneaked a shot past Aston Villa keeper Michael Oakes in midweek to keep the Dons on course for a Coca-Cola Cup and Premiership heavenly double.
And probably the Lord only knows how his shot from an outrageously narrow angle sneaked past Aston Villa keeper Michael Oakes in midweek to keep Dons on course for a Coca-Cola Cup and Premiership dream double.
Matija Nastasic put two hands in the back of Romelu Lukaku, and lord only knows how it wasn't deemed a penalty.
Lord only knows what Citroen have been putting in their tea lately but, judging by this effort, they should keep drinking it.
It's crept into our lives like a thief in the night, the horrible Illness we try to put right Their poor dad who worked on the Docks, he now finds it hard to put On his socks, his breathing is bad he Just puffs and blows, how he touched For this curse the Lord only knows He said I'm going in hospital son I will be there by seven, two days later He was up in heaven.