God1 [ gad ] noun
the spirit, BEING, or force that many people believe created and controls the universe, especially the god of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions:
Do you believe in God?
used for emphasizing what you are saying in a determined or angry way
God bless someone SPOKEN
1. ) used for praying that God will protect someone and treat them well
2. ) used for showing that you are grateful to someone for something
3. ) HUMOROUS used when you are talking in a friendly way about the silly or wrong things that someone does
God bless (you) SPOKEN
used for showing that you care about someone, especially when you are saying goodbye to them
God help someone SPOKEN
used for saying that you think someone is in a very bad situation and there is nothing anyone can do to improve it
God (only) knows SPOKEN
1. ) used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true:
God knows I've tried talking to her, but she just won't listen.
2. ) used for emphasizing that you do not know something:
God knows how much it's going to cost.
God rest his/her soul SPOKEN OLD-FASHIONED
used for showing respect when you mention a dead person's name
used for saying that you hope there will be no problems with your plans
how/what/why etc. in God's name SPOKEN FORMAL
used for emphasizing a question
I hope/swear/wish etc. to God SPOKEN
used for emphasizing what you are saying:
I hope to God I never see her again.
God 2 [ gad ] interjection
used for expressing strong feelings such as anger, surprise, or worry. Some people consider this expression offensive:
God! Would you shut up for a minute?
My God, you scared me!
Oh my God, are you all right?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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