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Used as an expression of relief, joy, or gratitude:‘‘How is your sister?’ ‘On the mend, praise be.’’
- ‘Finally, praise be, his wife and I have a common bond.’
- ‘In the exodus, I lose my friends and run to catch a bus that arrives, praise be.’
- ‘And a short summary of what the guests have to say is, praise be, subsequently posted on the web site.’
- ‘Above all, there has been a pleasing impression of pace and simplicity about the play of those under him with, praise be, scant suggestion of backs with furrowed brows playing by numbers.’
- ‘What he didn't do, praise be, was to make the mistake of too many coaches in too many sports and give victory the dreaded epithet of ‘an answer to our critics’.’
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