Damnableness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Damnableness The state or quality of deserving damnation; execrableness. "The damnableness of this most execrable impiety."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n damnableness The state of being damnable, or of deserving condemnation.
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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:

Of course, with anybody else except Rowley in charge the effect would be damnable.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
Unless she does, I must go through it all again, and it's damnably fatiguing.
"Father Stafford" by Anthony Hope
If it means that you go on as you've done the last fortnight, it's a damnable doctrine, sir.
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
She's being carried away by that damnable sensibility of hers.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Yet to say that would place him in a damnable light, give him the aspect of the meanest opportunist.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
That's where I won my cross, and I've got the right to say it was a damnable battle.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
The sight was damnable.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
O thou damnable virtuous woman!
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Except for that damnable tune, there was nothing in his mind at all.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Australia's a damnable place to be hard up in.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
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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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