as I live and breathe
For sure, definitely, as in As I live and breathe, I've never seen a more beautiful view. This expression is generally used to emphasize the truth of a statement and has been so used since the mid-1600s, although sometimes it was put simply as as I live. However, the complete phrase was also used early on, as in Arthur Murphy's 1756 play The Apprentice (2:1): “As I live and breathe, we shall both be taken, for heaven's sake let us make our escape.”
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And that was that if he and his wife were to ever live together again and be happy, the family were to be kept out of it.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
"I don't know whether I am going to like this or not--this coming to live in town," thought the little pig.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
My son,” said Grabantak one evening to Chingatok, “if we are henceforth to live in peace, why not unite and become one nation?The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Their opportunities and earnings are relatively small, and in order to live they must figure closely.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips