lo and behold » long behold

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • And long behold (as it could only have been guessed) he comes out with a second “updated prediction” book. (College Club forum, Feb. 4, 2003)
  • Maginify this across zillions of businesses and industries and long behold you have a massive economic problem that will not go away with the war on Iraq, but rather with the disapearance of copyrights. (Slashdot, Feb. 12, 2003)
  • Thou shall not kill is a commandment. Long behold, it’s also against the law. (Marlins Baseball forum, Mar. 1, 2004)

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| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/02/19 |


  1. 1

    Commentary by jganderson , 2005/03/09 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve seen this represented as low and behold.

  2. 2

    Commentary by Gwen , 2005/03/18 at 2:15 am

    I’ve also seen “Low In Behold” for this.

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