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Heaven (or God) forfend

Definition of Heaven or God forfend in English:

archaic or humorous Used to express dismay or horror at the thought of something happening: Heaven forfend I should wound her susceptibilities
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  • And if, Heaven forfend, these disasters do occur, any Democratic candidate could win next year.
  • You remind me of my grandmother, who almost never said anything serious (Heaven forfend) but once, when I was a student, she wrote me a letter full of wisdom, which I have kept.
  • You are at the whim of someone else's emotions as they ‘improvise’ but never drawn into it, or even invited in, unless there's a bit with a motif or, God forfend, a tune.
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