Heaven forfend

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

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • heaven forfend — interjection To say that one hopes that something does not happen. Now theres an opportunity to employ a man who, heaven forfend, actually thinks about tactics and team balance. Syn: heaven forbid …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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

  • forfend — /fɔˈfɛnd/ (say faw fend) –verb (t) 1. US to defend, secure, or protect. 2. Obsolete to fend off, avert, or prevent. –phrase 3. Heaven forfend, Archaic (an expression, often used humorously as a mock prayer, calling on Heaven to ward off an evil… …  

  • heaven forbid — interjection To say that one hopes that something does not happen. And if my parents should ever find out. Heaven forbid! Syn: heaven forfend …   Wiktionary

  • Heaven (or God) forfend — archaic or humorous used to express dismay at the thought of something. → forfeits …   English new terms dictionary

  • Forfend — For*fend , v. t. [Pref. for + fend. See {Forewend}.] To prohibit; to forbid; to avert. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Which peril heaven forefend! Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: This is etymologically the preferable spelling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • God 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

  • 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

  • Charles Darwin's religious views — Charles Darwin (1809–1882), who proposed the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Charles Darwin s views on religion have been the subject of much interest. His work which was pivotal in the development of modern biology and… …   Wikipedia

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