• WordNet 3.6
    • n damages a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up


  • George Sweeting
    George Sweeting
    “I lose my temper, but it's all over in a minute, said the student. So is the hydrogen bomb, I replied. But think of the damage it produces!”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Instead of asking -- How much damage will the work in question bring about? why not ask -- How much good? How much joy?”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Let's not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse.”
  • George Orwell
    “The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Be careful about lending a friend money. It may damage her memory.”


Collateral damage - Accidental or unintended damage or casualties are collateral damage.
What's the damage? - What's the damage? is a way of asking how much something costs.


In literature:

This produces great damage.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
They found Dick and Fred walking around the machine trying to learn if any damage had been done.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
If not, they will stand extraordinary low temperatures with little or no damage.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
He did little damage, however, while the Confederate fire proved very effective against him.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Three or four years ago this Broadview suffered some winter damage by a split trunk and split lower branch.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Minturn Dam had burst two years before, and done much damage, but was now repaired.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
He sang while working in the garden repairing the damages done by the Fair Harbor hens.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Three enemy shells landed on the "Grigsby," causing no serious damage.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
There was no time, however, to be idle, and all hands set to work to repair damages.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Shouts of laughter bursting forth on all sides when any such mishap occurred, showed that there was little fear of damage.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

Cold electric music
Damage me
Rend my mind
w/your dark slumber
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
JURY. (shaking fists at Defendant)
Monster, monster, dread our fury—
There's the Judge, and we're the Jury!
Come! Substantial damages,
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Our loss was light," the paper said,
"Compared with damage to the Hun":
She was a widow, and she read
One name upon the list of dead
--Her son ---her only son.
"Light Loss" by John Le Gay Brereton
What seem'd then so right, brother,
Let no censure now,
No unkindly brow,
Damage in thy sight, brother;
Yesterday did what it could; Scorn not thou its humbler good!
"A Maxim Of Peace" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Preserve us, Lord! from harm and ill success,
Mischance, miscarriage, misery, mishap,
Damage, disease, disaster, and distress,
Loss of the road, or any dang'rous scrape.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
They would no guess how early in
Their supine stationary voyage
The air would change to soundless damage,
Turn the old tenantry away;
How soon succeeding eyes begin
To look, not read. Rigidly they
"An Arundel Tomb" by Philip Larkin

In news:

A mid-day attic fire causes around $25,000 in damages to a Westside Green Bay home.
Townhouse fire damages attic .
A home in Vancouver's Lincoln neighborhood was damaged by a fire tonight.
Vandals caused damage to 28 vehicles at the Upstate Chevrolet Dealership on Main Street in Attica overnight, according to the Attica Police Department.
Police say rocks were used to cause the damage to the vehicles, which is estimated at more than $50,000.
Police say that 28 new and used vehicles at the Upstate Chevrolet dealer in Attica were damaged sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning.
Damage is estimated at over 50-thousand dollars.
Can a stuntperson injured during filming of a movie sue for damages.
Firefighters have gotten control of a fire that damaged a metal manufacturing company in Berks County.
I thought I only had to get the minimum coverage, which is PIP and property damage.
According to Florida law, if you own a motor vehicle with four or more wheels you must carry $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and a minimum of $10,000 of property damage liability insurance.
Unemployment hurts more than your wallet — it may damage your heart.
Damage to the vessel and other property damage totals more than $500.
Following a helicopter tour over New Jersey 's storm-damaged coastline, Vice President Joe Biden met with dozens of first responders in Seaside Heights and received a briefing on damaged caused by the storm.
As Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald and Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Fisher inspect the damage from last month's wildfire damage in Bastrop County, the magnitude of the devastation still hits home.

In science:

We can imagine a person with damaged striate cortex with perfect eyes; he will not see the image which his retina “sees”.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
We consider propagation models that describe the spreading of an attribute, called “damage”, through the nodes of a random network.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks
Central to our approach is the observation that key aspects of damage spreading on a random network are fully characterized by a single function specifying the probability that a given node will be damaged as a function of the fraction of damaged nodes.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks
In analyzing spreading processes, one is often interested in the transition between those that die out quickly and those that spread to a finite fraction of the system in the large-system limit, a transition that may occur as the probability of transmitting damage across links is varied.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks
This percolation transition is relevant for systems in which the fraction of initially damaged nodes tends to zero in the limit of infinite system size.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks