dear me

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dear me

An expression of surprise or disappointment. Dear me, it seems I've forgotten the casserole I made for tonight's meeting.
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Dear me!

an expression of mild dismay or regret. Sue: Dear me, is this all there is? Mary: There's more in the kitchen. "Oh, dear me!" fretted John, "I'm late again."
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dear me

Also, oh dear. A polite exclamation expressing surprise, distress, sympathy, etc. For example, Dear me, I forgot to mail it, or Oh dear, what a bad time you've been having. These usages may originally have invoked God, as in dear God or oh God , which also continue to be so used. [Late 1600s]
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dear me

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(dear,) oh dear

used for expressing worry, sympathy, concern, etc: Dear me! It’s started to rain and I’ve just hung out the washing!
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Oh God, what a long agony of three hours will overwhelm Him amidst the insults of a crazed, heartless crowd.
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.
An uneducated mountain preacher had just asked on the radio, "Why not try God?" "Oh God, I am making a mess of my life," prayed young Duke K.
My question - "What's your favorite quote or phrase, and why?" - solicited responses ranging from an initial "Oh God, I can't remember anything" to Raymond Pettibon's probing reflections on the act of quoting itself.
As the 80's came to a close, the saying was "Oh God, please give me another chance and I promise I won't blow it!" 1996 might be that second chance.
Kirkwood appeared on Broadway in Junior Miss, Small Wonder, and Welcome Darling and in such films as Oh God, Book II (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981).
Informed of Bennett's current job, a stunned Lukoskie exclaims: "Oh God, he's a Senator?
In one of his declarations against the Jews, Al-Qaradawi said on Al-Jazeera Arabic in January 2009: "Oh God, take Your enemies, the enemies of Islam ...
Things you say in jest, when you look at them in print, oh my God" Sir Elton John "People say 'Oh God, you look like a dolphin', or 'I didn't realise they let whales into the Olympics"' Olympic swimming star Rebecca Adlington, above, on the size of her nose "It's always been regarded by actors as an insulting term.
To visit this Count Dracula Tis said a devil best left alone Thunder rolls and lightning flashes The night is rent with cries I stare hard at my coachman Oh God how red his eyes Dank mist swirls all around us Terror grips me, my body shakes Hark the howling of the wolves What fearful music they make Now the full moon so silently Breaks through the fleeting clouds Grey shapes close in around me Lost souls wrapped tight in shrouds Tomorrow is All Saints Day Tonight All Hallow's Eve Lord preserve us all tonight All who in you believe Oh God the saviour of all souls Please hear my prayer I gasp Deliver me from all evil Here in this dreadful Borgo Pass George Flannery, via email
And like you, Teenwolf will hear the story and roll his eyes."Oh God here she goes again".
Relieved Oviedo said: "When I woke up after having surgery, I thought: 'Oh God, I hope I'm OK'.
I have seen enough of myself to think 'Oh God.' "You become hyper aware of every vocal tic.
"On the other hand, when you do wear those sweats, you're like, 'Oh God, I should step it up a notch'," she added.
I heard, 'This morning, the Prime Minister will...' and I thought, 'Oh God, what's he doing now?' And then I thought, 'Oh no, hang on a second - it's me!'"