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goodness knows

see: god knows
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  • Mick isn't Grant's widow, and you are of age, goodness knows.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • goodness knows he leaves few enough for me and my friend here.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig Arthur Scott Bailey
  • goodness knows what was done to the place, but there is nothing left but blackened walls.

  • A married man, divorced, married again, goodness knows what!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Bully beef and biscuits are seldom eaten; goodness knows why we are supplied with them.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • It's too late to get anybody else, and goodness knows we can't get it in!

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer

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