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(not standard) an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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from Lord (interj)
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  • lor', as if anything bad 'ud ever come to you two while silly old Debby have a leg to stan' on an' arms to wash.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • lor's, sir, I never troubles her, being as she's like a visitor.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • lor', missus, I doant keer what massa say; but I doant leff no oder man run on so ter me!

    Among the Pines James R. Gilmore
  • lor' bless me, child, what are you doing out so late, and in this crowd too?

    Little Pollie Gertrude P. Dyer
  • lor's, yes; and to think the poor young dear is dead and gone!

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Missis says she'll try and 'deem ye, in a year or two; but lor!

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "lor, miss; then here we are," she sighed breathlessly, then returned to the cabman to pay him his fare.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • lor' bless you, Mr. Pash, so long as the will's tight and fair what do it matter?

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • To which both sisters replied with their favourite exclamation, "lor'!"

    Little Miss Peggy Mrs. Molesworth
  • Why, lor' bless you, sir, it's not so bad but we can make shift.'

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

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