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(oh) (my) gosh!

A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. ("Gosh" here is a substitution for "God," the use of which in an oath can be considered blasphemous.) Gosh, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Oh my gosh! That cyclist nearly hit me! My gosh, Bill! Would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while?
References in classic literature ?
'Gosh!' into an expression of enthusiastic approbation.
"Gosh!" he said aloud, mopping the sweat and fog from his face.
And "Gosh!" he said once again, while rolling a cigarette and as he pondered the problem of getting back.
"Gosh!" was all Dave vouchsafed, and with this utterance passed out of the offices and the story.
Here they come ag'in!" The man who had sprawled upon the ground started up and said, "Gosh!"
An' right here an' now I name this yere canyon 'All Gold Canyon,' b' gosh!"
If working every day were not my trade, I could get all the meat I should want by hunting-pigeons, woodchucks, rabbits, partridges -- by gosh! I could get all I should want for a week in one day."
"Gosh!" said Dan at last, from the very bottom of his soul, when Harvey had completed an inventory of the car named in his honour.