And the procession chanted something sad with plenty of ohs!
Very little was said, after Emily, interrupted by frequent “ohs!”
No one was allowed to see that room until all had assembled, but when the doors were opened, there were ahs and ohs from everyone.
ohs and ahs punctuated the air, women being the same in every land.
In answer to Vulcan's triumphant summons all the Olympians defiled before the lovers with ohs and ahs of stupefaction and gaiety.
There were no false starts, no "ohs" of regret and appeal, no questions of quantity.
This account of his experiences, which I obtained from him during the evening, took many divergences into the “ohs!”
Besides, it must be confessed, it was sweet to hear Janet's "ohs!"
The female population gathers to admire, and the equivalent to our ohs and ahs fills the air.
From all over the Opera House you could have heard delighted "ohs!"
1530s, interjection expressing various emotions, a common Indo-European word (e.g. Old French ô;, oh; Latin o, oh; Greek o; Old Church Slavonic and Lithuanian o; Gothic, Dutch, German o; Old Irish a; Sanskrit a), but not found in Old English, which translated Latin oh with la or eala.
The present tendency is to restrict oh to places where it has a certain independence, & prefer o where it is proclitic or leans forward upon what follows .... [Fowler]Often extended for emphasis, e.g. Oh, baby, stock saying from c.1918; oh, boy (1910); oh, yeah (1924). Reduplicated form oh-oh as an expression of alarm or dismay is attested from 1944. Oh-so "so very" (often sarcastic or ironic) is from 1922. Oh yeah? "really? Is that so?" attested from 1930.