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- (idiomatic, euphemistic, dated) Oh my God.
1865, Charles Dickens, Our mutual friend, Volume 1:
- "Good gracious no, I hope not!"
1900, L. Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
- The Silver Shoes took but three steps, and then she stopped so suddenly that she rolled over upon the grass several times before she knew where she was.
- At length, however, she sat up and looked about her.
- "Good gracious!" she cried.