Used as an oath to emphasis the veracity of an associated statement.
Used as an exclamation of surprise.
By God! That chicken has no head!
Origin of by-god
ellipsis of a full oath of the form "I swear by God that...."
By-god Sentence Examples
I want it to be sanctioned by god.
Body and mind are like two clocks which act together, because both have been set together by God.
We're a house of cards in a windstorm, held together by God knows what.
Zwingli and Calvin on the other hand prefer the positive view of law as instituted by God far back in history in the days of the Old Covenant; but,, when exegesis or controversy puts pressure upon them, they fall into line and reiterate the appeal to a Natural Law.
We must conceive nature as overruled by God not so much Later for the sake of man's happiness as for the sake of his form; moral development.