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Hendrickson comported himself as a self-conscious libertine, returned a year past from a sojourn in Paris but still flaunting his debauched tastes. As he tossed the dice, he shouted for help from "accursed God" loud enough that those in the taproom could hear him.

The Orphanmaster (a novel) by Jean Zimmerman

What does the swear "accursed God" mean?

Please help. Thank you.
  • e2efour

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    UK English
    I understand it as saying that God deserves to be cursed (i.e. is hateful), presumably for creating him as someone with debauched tastes.

    Accursed God is an oath, not a swear (which is a verb).
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