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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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Little did I think when I used to love him for a sportsman that he was all the while a poaching after my daughter." "Why truly," says Allworthy, "I could wish you had not given him so many opportunities with her; and you will do me the justice to acknowledge that I have always been averse to his staying so much at your house, though I own I had no suspicion of this kind." "Why, zounds," cries Western, "who could have thought it?
"Zounds!" cried D'Artagnan, "don't call him Porthos, nor even Vallon; call him De Bracieux or De Pierrefonds; thou wilt knell out damnation to my mission otherwise."
First you drop Sieben's page (maybe he dropped you) and now the Zounds pages are dwindling?
And 'Zounds!' said he, (he was a little apt to swear) 'I look'd like a Magpie!
Enter Belforest and the Watch Zounds, you shall not pass.
(22) Mark Dunn, Zounds! A Browser's Dictionary of Interjections (New York: St.
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Zounds, sir!) Now zoom into Masr el-Jadida, otherwise known as Heliopolis.
Zounds, I'll entreat no more!' (3.7.219) To which Richard, shocked at such profane language [Zounds = God's wounds] responds '0, do not swear, my lord of Buckingham!'