EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOLLY
By golly, we'll stake her to a hay knife and tell her to go after him!
By golly, he's callin' all his wife's relations t' come an' help 'em out.
An' they know it, too, by golly, er they wouldn't hang back like they're a-doin'.
Golly, I want to be a Thorgunner and get in on the mop-up when it comes!
The doctor drew a deep breath and then said, "By golly, I believe you've got it."
No, by golly, it's jes' like Ned; he's jes' like his daddy an' the other Baptusses.
By golly, if my country needs this like that, then by golly, my country's going to have it.
But, golly, she can make doughnuts and apple pies that beat the band!
"Golly, it's only a couple of hundred feet," Magnan offered.
“Golly, but this is a game of hide and seek, all right,” he gasped.
euphemism for God, first recorded 1775, in a source that refers to it as "a sort of jolly kind of oath, or asseveration much in use among our carters, & the lowest people."