Used to express frustration, exasperation, annoyance.


  • A euphemistic replacement of "God" in for God's sake.

'For goodness' sakes, Father,' cried Emma, the bright tears in her eyes drying because her eyeballs were so hot and angry, 'for goodness' sakes, Father, the idea of acting - so - horrid.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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for goodness' sakesUsed for emphasis.
for goodness' sakesUsed to express surprise or amazement.
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