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Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: I do hope we wont have any unseasonable cold spells, they bring on so much influenza. And the whole of our family is succeptable to it.
Eliza Doolittle: My Aunt died of influenza, or so they said. But its my belief they done the old woman in.
Mrs. Higgins: Done her in?
Eliza Doolittle: Yes, lord love you. Why should she die of influenza, when she come through diptheria right enough the year before. Fairly blue with it she was. They all thought she was dead. But my father, he kept ladling gin down her throat. Then she come to so sudden she bit the bowl right off the spoon.

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Could anyone explain to me what "lord love you" means in this context?
 

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It's almost meaningless - just a way to have a little emphasis, interjection, whatever you want to call it.

My goodness, yes.
Yes, indeed.
 

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Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: I do hope we wont have any unseasonable cold spells, they bring on so much influenza. And the whole of our family is succeptable to it.
Eliza Doolittle: My Aunt died of influenza, or so they said. But its my belief they done the old woman in.
Mrs. Higgins: Done her in?
Eliza Doolittle: Yes, lord love you. Why should she die of influenza, when she come through diptheria right enough the year before. Fairly blue with it she was. They all thought she was dead. But my father, he kept ladling gin down her throat. Then she come to so sudden she bit the bowl right off the spoon.

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it is used to emphasize how surprised, angry, shocked, etc. you are

Could anyone explain to me what "lord love you" means in this context?
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it is mean that Allh love u. Because in the old languge the word (Lord) means Allh.
If I incorrect, please correct my information about that.
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it is mean that Allh love u. Because in the old languge the word (Lord) means Allh.
If I incorrect, please correct my information about that.
thanks


Welcome to the forums.

You are partially right but in this instance, it is merely an interjection and not used in any religious sense. If I was going to be really picky, I would say that Allah is one way of saying "the Lord".
 

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In the Southern US, the equivalent would be "Well, bless your heart, ..."
 
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