• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Dernly Secretly; grievously; mournfully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first foreign fort the American flag flew over was Fort Derne in Libya, on the shores of Tripoli
    • dernly Secretly.
    • dernly Solitarily; hence, sadly; mournfully.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dernly . See Dern, &c.
    • advs Dernly secretly: sorrowfully: grievously
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. dern, dærne—A.S. dyrne, derne, secret.


In literature:

Whenever they get holes in 'em, I want yeh to send 'em right-away back to me, so's I kin dern 'em.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
I wouldn't give a dern for spunk-water.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I wouldn' give a dern for a million un um.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I wouldn't give a dern to know what's the matter of Phillips, I says to myself.
"Tom Sawyer, Detective" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He wanted me to challenge that derned Italian savage, and I wouldn't do it.
"The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Dod dern my skin, I'LL learn you to swell yourself up and blow around here about your dod-derned ORDERS!
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I knew derned well that that there Brazos pony never run off by hisself.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Good-bye, Cappsie, dern ole fool!
"Penrod" by Booth Tarkington
An' I'll be derned, too, if I ain't curious ter see what he WILL make of it.
"Just David" by Eleanor H. Porter
Whenever they get holes in 'em, I want yeh to send 'em right-away back to me, so's I kin dern 'em.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane

In poetry:

Elfinland wud is dern and dreir,
(Merrie is the grai gowkis sang,)
But ilk ane leaf is quhyt as silver cleir,
(Licht makis schoirt the road swa lang.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
It was al bricht quhare that ladie stude,
(Far my luve fure ower the sea.)
Bot dern is the lave of Elfinland wud,
(The knicht pruvit false that ance luvit me.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
You--help me off with these togs, and then vamos!
Now, ole Jeff Dobbs!--Sheriff, Scout, and Detective!
You're so derned 'cute! Kinder sick, ain't ye, bluffing
Jack of the Tules!
"Jack Of The Tules" by Francis Bret Harte
Thet's why it's Dow's Flat;
And the thing of it is
That he kinder got that
Through sheer contrairiness:
For 'twas WATER the derned cuss was seekin', and his luck made him
certain to miss.
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
For a blow of his pick
Sorter caved in the side,
And he looked and turned sick,
Then he trembled and cried.
For you see the dern cuss had struck--"Water?"--Beg your parding,
young man,--there you lied!
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
Wad that nae leaf upon anither wheeled
A shadow either and nae root need dern
In sacrifice to let sic beauty be!
But deep surroondin' darkness I discern
Is aye the price o' licht. Wad licht revealed
Naething but you, and nicht nocht else concealed.
"Milk-Wort And Bog Cotton" by Hugh MacDiarmid

In news:

Bruce Dern brings half a century of stories to Port Townsend.
Laura Dern , "Enlightened" Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl" Tina Fey, "30 Rock" Laura Linney, "The Big C" Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation".
Actress Laura Dern rallies for Obama in Frisco.
Actress Laura Dern stumps for President Obama at Abbey's Coffee Thursday evening.
Laura Dern , 45, Shows Off Hot Bikini Bod at Beach With Daughter.
Laura Dern and daughter Jaya on the beach in Los Angeles on September 18, 2012.
Laura Dern took advantage of the scorching hot temperatures in Los Angeles on Tuesday to hit the beach -- and show off her stealth bikini bod.
The Oscar-winning screenwriter and director picks Dern and Forte as his two leads after Gene Hackman and others passed on the father-son road trip drama.
Alexander Payne Chooses Bruce Dern and Will Forte for 'Nebraska'.
With the debut of her new HBO series, Enlightened, the actress talks about growing up with actors (her parents are Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd), dying on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and being stuck in 1978.
Laura Dern 's New Age Rage.
Just two months ago, Ben Harper filed for divorce from Laura Dern citing irreconcilable differences, but now has exclusively learned that the pair is trying to work out their differences and get their marriage back on track.
Laura Dern & Ben Harper Out With Their Kids.
Musician Ben Harper formally filed for divorce from his wife, actress Laura Dern last Friday after four years of marriage, and has obtained the documents.
Variety reports that Laura Dern will don heavy make up and big hair to portray the former Florida Secretary of State in an HBO movie about the 2000 Florida recount debacle.

In science:

However,as nearly 40 years have elapsed since ,it seemed appropriate to undertake a veri fication of eq.(1) but with mo dern data,and on a broader set of objects.
Selected results and open problems in a semiclassical theory of dense matter
We write Dern (L, K ; ψ) for the space of degree-n ψ -derivations.
Whitehead products in function spaces: Quillen model formulae
The graded rings over C of these Hermitian modular forms are studied by Dern and Krieg and .
Congruences for Hermitan modular forms of degree 2