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also 'pon, 1550s, shortened form of upon.

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  • But pon healed him, sprinkling pain-assuaging remedies, for he was not at all mortal.

  • My dear girl, 'pon my soul, you know, I can't grasp your line of thought at all!

  • Gal Annancy take the egg an', after eat done, put the shell 'pon him finger.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
  • But in the tenderness of his heart he thought 'pon none o' these things.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • "'pon my word I hadn't the slightest idea of it, Mr. Binney," said Dizzy.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
  • Titty Ann pit 'e two han' 'pon me y-eyes, en 'e do bline me. '

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • The booth-keeper sings beautifully, though; 'pon my soul, he does.'

    A Sportsman's Sketches Ivan Turgenev
  • I do pity ye; 'pon me sowl, I do, thin; but what can a poor man like me do?

    Hope and Have Oliver Optic
  • Really, 'pon honor now, thing I want to do is just stay here and talk to you about Frances.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • I haven't brought any of my 'lugs' here with me—'pon my word I haven't.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
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