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- (dated, chiefly Ireland) by God
1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair:
- Lady O'Dowd is also so attached to it that, she says, if anything were to happen to Mick, bedad she'd come back and marry some of 'em.
1867, Anthony Trollope, Phineas Finn:
- But as for the party, bedad, it's rotten to the core, and won't stand another session.
1875, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Sketches New and Old:
- "Ah, bedad, ye can finish it yourself--it's too expansive for me!"