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'swounds

[ zwoundz, zoundz, zwoondz ]
/ zwaʊndz, zaʊndz, zwundz /
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interjection Obsolete.
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Origin of 'swounds

First recorded in 1580–90; 's3 + wound1 + -s3

Words nearby 'swounds

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How to use 'swounds in a sentence

  • Over streams and fallen trees, and chinquepin ridges; through bogs and myrtle thickets and miles of grape vines—swounds!

    Prisoners of Hope|Mary Johnston
  • "I suppose that's what you've been expecting me to do—faint all over the place—swounds and vapours," she said, laughing faintly.

    Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
  • Swounds, but an empty stomach is a craven comrade in a desperate enterprise.

    The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for 'swounds

swounds

'swounds

/ (zwaʊndz, zaʊndz) /

interjection
archaic less common spellings of zounds
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