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(not standard) an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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from Lord (interj)
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  • lor, Little Mother, what's a poor thing of ten year old to do?

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • lor' blesh you, it's jest abart enneff to myke a corpse laugh.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • lor's, yes; and to think the poor young dear is dead and gone!

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • lor's, sir, I never troubles her, being as she's like a visitor.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • lor' bless me, child, what are you doing out so late, and in this crowd too?

    Little Pollie Gertrude P. Dyer
  • Missis says she'll try and 'deem ye, in a year or two; but lor!

    Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • lor had gone into the guard house, to count the other two bags.

    Millennium Everett B. Cole
  • lor' bless you, Mr. Pash, so long as the will's tight and fair what do it matter?

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "lor', my dear, don't you go spending your money on me," she said.

  • Why, lor' bless you, sir, it's not so bad but we can make shift.'

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

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