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also 'pon, 1550s, shortened form of upon.

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Examples from the Web for pon

Historical Examples

  • Ay, there's one picture that's worth all the rest, 'pon honour!

    Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • My dear girl, 'pon my soul, you know, I can't grasp your line of thought at all!

  • But in the tenderness of his heart he thought 'pon none o' these things.

    Major Vigoureux

    A. T. Quiller-Couch

  • Ef 'e no come 'pon you in da' crik, dun 'e come 'pon you in da' broom-grass.'

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • I do pity ye; 'pon me sowl, I do, thin; but what can a poor man like me do?

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic