God/heaven forbid

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of God/heaven forbid

used in speech to say that one hopes a bad thing will not happen
  • This is the number you should call if, God forbid, you should get into an accident.
  • Heaven forbid that something bad should happen.

Word by Word Definitions

god play
  1. : the supreme or ultimate reality: such as

  2. : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe

  3. : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind

  1. : to treat as a god : idolize, deify

heaven play
  1. : the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome : firmament

  2. : the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead

  3. : a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God

forbid play
  1. : to proscribe (see proscribe 2) from or as if from the position of one in authority : command against

  2. : to hinder or prevent as if by an effectual command

  1. : accursed


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