• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gawd gawd (Shak.) Same as Gaud.
    • ***


In literature:

Gawd, when I think o' the wimminfolk it makes my liver heave.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
And by Gawd, I mean it!
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
I thank my Gawd them chickens was black.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Well ... well, Gawd, 'elp you, young feller!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
I know I'm bad, but O Gawd, I'm skeert!
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
But, my Gawd, they're dumb!
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I said, 'Fore Gawd, I will, Massa Oll.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Ses I, 'I'm the Mate o' this ship, an', by Gawd, if that door isn't opened smart, ye're a better man than I am.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
But sometimes I think Marse Goodman was the bestes' man Gawd made in a long time.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Blow me if it ain't enough to make a man write an insultin' letter to Gawd!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

They turned me pockets inside out,
And took me only quid!
I never thought they’d pinch me pipe,
But swelp me gawd they did!
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
My son! . . . If there's a Gawd 'Oos leanin' near
To watch our dilly little lives down 'ere,
'E smiles, I guess, if 'E's a lovin' one—
Smiles, friendly-like, to 'ear them words—My son.
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
"Alone?" she sez. "I've stood alone, Gawd knows!
Alone an' honest, battlin' on the square.
An' now -- Oh, damn your charity! I've chose!
I'm down; an' I don't care.
I'm fer the easy life an' pretty clo'es.
That's that!" sez Rose.
"Rose" by C J Dennis
"On the day we took the transport there wus cheerin' on the pier,
An' we wus little chiner gawds; an' now we're sittin' 'ere,
Wiv the taste uv blood an' battle on the lips uv ev'ry man
An' ev'ry man jist 'opin' fer to end as we began.
"Sari Bair" by C J Dennis
Me ideel tart!… An, bli'me, look at me!
Jist take a squiz at this, an' tell me can
Some square an' honist tom take this to be
'Er own true man?
Aw, Gawd! I'd be as true to 'er, I would -
As straight an' stiddy as… Ar, wot's the good?
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis
She knoo. I've done me block in on her, straight.
A cove 'as got to think some time in life
An' get some decent tart, ere it's too late,
To be 'is wife.
But, Gawd! 'Oo would 'a' thort it could 'a' been
My luck to strike the likes of Per?…Doreen!
"Doreen" by C J Dennis

In news:

Defend us from gawd- awful , overplayed anthem.
I am certainly going to be one of those people who celebrates the 40th — Gawd — anniversary of the Watergate break-in come this June 17.