Damnability

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Damnability The quality of being damnable; damnableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n damnability The state or quality of deserving damnation; damnableness.
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Quotations

  • Hilaire Belloc
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    “It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
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    “The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.”

Usage

In literature:

As for that damnable letter, I do not believe it was ever written to her.
"From the Ranks" by Charles King
It's most damnable hard luck being kept there without leave such a long time.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
He'll send you one of his damnable cart-wheels aboard and you'll see the effect.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
After a while one wearies of the endless repetition, the "damnable iteration" contained in the great mass of books.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
And there was a chance of someone else taking his share of the damnable thing, after all!...
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
When Bruce saw this damnable thing he understood, and he shook with horror and voiceless rage.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Age in a fool is damnable.
"When Knighthood Was in Flower" by Charles Major
Here goes, but mind you kill that damnable Squire, or I'll come when I'm dead and torture the life out of you.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
You must be a most damnable villain to want to die by the first rope you lay eyes on.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
And could you or could she have uttered a more utterly damnable lie?
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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In poetry:

Since Merit but a dunghill is,
I mount the rostrum unafraid:
Indeed, 'twere damnable to ask
If I am overpaid.
"On the Circuit" by W H Auden
We must our damnable condition see,
Our wretched case, our native poverty,
And the tremendous state wherein we live,
Ere we the want of Christ can well perceive.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
HERE lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed,
Who long was a bookseller's hack;
He led such a damnable life in this world, --
I don't think he'll wish to come back.
"Epitaph On Edward Purdon" by Oliver Goldsmith
O Stars, sing in your harmony!
O Constellations raptly shine!
Flout me because I am not free,
Mock me because no choice is mine!
O Beauty, it so hurts to see!
—O damnable Design!
"Design" by Robert W Service
You say I am the slave of Fate
Bound by unalterable laws.
I harken, but your words I hate,
Your damnable Effect and Cause.
If there's no hope for happy Chance
Give me the bliss of ignorance.
"Sinister Sooth" by Robert W Service

In news:

It is a testament to Everett's brilliance as a writer (I Am Not Sidney Poitier) that his latest novel, so damnably frustrating and more than occasionally tedious, is also so humanely adept at getting to the heart of the human condition.
There are damnably few Portuguese restaurants in the five boroughs, mainly because the Portuguese are all hanging out in Newark and other nearby parts of New Jersey.
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