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Used to show recognition of a mistake or minor accident, often as part of an apology.‘“Oops! I'm sorry. I just made you miss your bus.”’
- ‘Well, it would be a cold day in hell before he didn't try his best for his human, so Sport strained to make his legs pump harder - oops!’
- ‘A classic case of the message itself making for most of the noise, oops!’
- ‘The difference is, when the government does something, it has to get it right, because it's only going to do it once - only oops!’
- ‘Every few steps or so I'd hit her foot (or step on it, oops!) and she would wince, but try to hide her pain.’
- ‘Just keep doing what you're doing and try not to yawn oops!’
- ‘She is one of those show-off, marathon-running types of people… oops!’
- ‘The second date is a double date with Michael's cousin Sweets and - oops!’
- ‘The finger has been pointed and it's about to strike a match to light a cigarette which is carelessly dangling from my lips and oops!’
- ‘I, on the other hand, will be just entering my golden years when - oops!’
- ‘The other good news is that my annual is next week and oops!’
- ‘Let's do the time-warp…… oops, sorry, got a bit carried away there.’
- ‘In any case, sorry not to have posted between last Monday and now - oops!’
- ‘It seems that I should have been doing self-assessment… oops!’
- ‘And maybe that was just as well as Britney mimed more than just songs, she also worked her way through a costumer's Kama Sutra and oops!’
- ‘But it is as though the details leading up to his grand entrance take up all the time until - oops!’
- ‘Times are tough for the New Autocrats - oops, I mean Democrats.’
- ‘Alas, the upshot is that I've missed nine years pensions' contributions, oops!’
- ‘Then they looked through the books again and realized that, oops, the amount was actually $7 billion.’
- ‘Well, I think the process here gives you ample opportunity to say, oops, I made a mistake and ask for another ballot.’
- ‘Apparently I had dialed the phone number of the local police station by mistake, oops.’
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