by godfrey

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by godfrey

An exclamation of surprise. By godfrey, you startled me! I didn't even hear you come in.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

by godfrey

By God! (A mild oath.) By godfrey, Jim's brother is a big man! Those cats sure do make a lot of noise, by godfrey.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"A most urgent telegram was dispatched to you from London by Godfrey Staunton at six-fifteen yesterday evening--a telegram which is undoubtedly associated with his disappearance-- and yet you have not had it.
A crucial factor behind this decision was that he had an hour to calm down, after being struck by Godfrey, and that he had told another porter he would "knock his brains out" and intended to "do for him".
The egg's audience was also amplified by Godfrey's decision to incorporate user-generated content into the account's Instagram stories, where posts expire after 24 hours.
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Some of that postcard-perfect weather we've been enjoying in Lane County recently, more of which is predicted (not by Godfrey, but local meteorologists) this week, should help the cause.
Shire debut boy Michael Sutherland was denied by a tremendous block by Godfrey after 13 minutes.
Somerset House, the alleged place of his murder, was believed to be haunted by Godfrey's spirit and it was said that the ghost was particularly noticeable when mass was being held in the Catholic chapel of the palace.