upon my word


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(upon) my word

An interjection expressing surprise, amazement, or incredulity. Upon my word, I cannot believe that my own wife would stoop to such depths of treachery! My word, Jenkins, this report is simply terrible. You're going to have to do better than that if you want to stay in this company.
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upon my word

Indeed; really.
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References in classic literature ?
I suppose he was afraid of finding it dull; but upon my word I should have thought we were lively enough at the Cottage for such a heart-broken man as Captain Benwick.
Upon my word were I at Mackinaw, I should take this to be the inside of an Indian wigwam.
But upon my word I sometimes have had moments when if I had happened to be slapped in the face I should, perhaps, have been positively glad of it.
Philip Pullman speaks at Upon My Word, Bangor University, February 9, 11am-4.
The event, Upon My Word, being held on Saturday February9, is free andis open to the public.
Upon my word we have yet another girl in the Echo, namely Sian Harris, whose input of the good and bad things to watch on TV is suffering from the same confusion as Jo Whalley.