• WordNet 3.6
    • adv damnably in a damnable manner "kindly Arthur--so damnably , politely , endlessly persistent!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Damnably In a manner to incur severe censure, condemnation, or punishment.
    • Damnably Odiously; detestably; excessively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • damnably In a manner to incur severe censure, condemnation, or damnation.
    • damnably Odiously; detestably; abominably.
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  • Hilaire Belloc
    “It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    “The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.”


In literature:

I am not to be fooled by these damnable tricks of yours.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
But he received a third ace, only to see O Lalala put down four of the damnable bits of paper with three spots on each one.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
It's a damnable principle.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
In this damnable war my faith in men has been badly shaken up.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
From this they directed a most accurate and damnable fire on all who showed themselves on the plateau.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
The aggressiveness which is damnable in herself is to be condemned in others, and to be punished in them.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Crushed, and crushed unutterably, he returned home oppressed with a biting sense of his own damnable fate.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Put out those damnable lights, too.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
And I need not ask who that damnable scoundrel is who has the black face and heart of a Gipsy.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
How damnable if some insane nervousness should make him mix things up!
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell

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.