Heaven (or God) forfend

Heaven (or God) forfend
archaic or humorous
used to express dismay at the thought of something.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Heaven forfend — Heaven (or God) forfend archaic or humorous used to express dismay or horror at the thought of something happening Invite him back? Heaven forfend! | God forfend that we should allow the media to tell us how to run our business …   Useful english dictionary

  • forfend — [fɔ: fɛnd] verb 1》 archaic avert or prevent (something evil or unpleasant). 2》 US protect by precautionary measures. Phrases Heaven (or God) forfend archaic or humorous used to express dismay at the thought of something …   English new terms dictionary

  • Heaven forfend (that) … — Heaven/God forˈfend (that)… idiom (humorous old use) used to say that you are frightened of the idea of sth happening • Heaven forfend that students are encouraged to think! Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Heaven forfend! — interj. God forbid! (expression of dismay) …   English contemporary dictionary

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