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zounds

 (zoundz)
interj.
Used to express anger, surprise, or indignation.

[Shortening and alteration of God's wounds!]

zounds

(zaʊndz) or

swounds

interj
archaic a mild oath indicating surprise, indignation, etc
[C16: euphemistic shortening of God's wounds]

zounds

(zaʊndz)

interj.
Archaic. (used as a mild oath.)
[1590–1600; variant of 'swounds, for God's wounds]
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quickly, you shall have me asleep presently: zounds, I could
Why, zounds," cries Western, "who could have thought it?
Enter Belforest and the Watch Zounds, you shall not pass.
Our ears are cudgelled - not a word of his But buffets better that a fist of France: Zounds I was never so bethumped with words [.
Christ on Parade in Zounds, Pus Zone talks Slayer, Gang Green and Negative FX.
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It's not often these days you find people exclaiming egad, zounds or odds bodkins.
Daring Hal to deny it, Falstaff swears he was the man who gave Hotspur his mortal wound: "If the man were alive and would deny it, zounds, I would make him eat a piece of my sword" (5.
Claire was sent out to Zounds Hearing Center of Braintree, which evaluated Claire and granted her wish by providing a special hearing aid.
After Lambert advised them to slip in a little ornament from time to time in the recitative, they dared perform them in rehearsal: "'The devil, Mesdemoiselles,' said Lully rising impetuously from his seat (and sometimes using a term less polite), 'there is nothing like that in your score, and, Zounds, no embellishment.
The sort of jokes people use when taking the mickey out of Shakespeare, zounds, forsooth and merrily and all that stuff.