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An invocation of God as confirmation of the truth of a statement.‘God be my witness, sir, I didn't!’
- ‘But I am going to marry Theo Dewhurst, and be his wife, and bear his children, and as God is my witness, love and nothing else is going to rule my life.’
- ‘But as God is my witness, I am going to drive perfectly from now on.’
- ‘But as God is my witness, we shall meet again, and Fate will not be in your favor!’
- ‘Now I know, as God is my witness, unless I'm senile no 5 year old is going to be talking to me that way.’
- ‘It was really never my aspiration as God is my witness to ever have a large salary.’
- ‘Finally, my solemn pledge to you: as God is my witness, this site will never, ever feature blinking, flashing, animated advertising of any sort.’
- ‘And as God is my witness what I will say next is the truth - I locked eyes with the largest tiger snake any living man has seen.’
- ‘The others, even my fellow five-year-olds screeched in delight and were only hindered from mauling Santa by the serried ranks of nurses who secured her path to the Christmas tree where Santa, as God is my witness, kicked me out of her way.’
- ‘This altar's here, and as God is my witness, what else is a church for?’
- ‘But as God is my witness, I'm not getting a little dog that fits into a Burbury tote.’
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