lo and behold

lo and behold
interjection
— used to express wonder or surprise

there, lo and behold, in the window … was a ‘To Let’ board — A.P.Herbert

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lo and behold (often facetious)
Used to signal a startling revelation
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Main Entry:lo

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lo and behold often humorous phrase
used for introducing something surprising that you are about to tell or show someone

He put her out of his mind. Then, lo and behold, months later, she turned up again.

Thesaurus: interjections of surprise and shocksynonym
Main entry: lo

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used to present a new scene, situation, or turn of events, often with the suggestion that though surprising, could in fact have been predicted

you took me out and, lo and behold, I got home to find my house had been ransacked

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lo and behold
— used to express wonder or surprise;
— often used in a humorous or ironic way

She appeared on a magazine cover, and lo and behold, she began to get offers to star in movies.

We opened the door, and lo and behold, the delivery man had arrived.

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Main Entry:lo

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ˌlo and beˈhold idiom
(humorous) used for calling attention to a surprising or annoying thing

As soon as we went out, lo and behold, it began to rain.

Main entry:loidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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