damned

Definitions

  • What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler
    What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj damned expletives used informally as intensifiers "he's a blasted idiot","it's a blamed shame","a blame cold winter","not a blessed dime","I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing","he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool","a deuced idiot","an infernal nuisance"
    • adj damned in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell "poor damned souls"
    • adv damned in a damnable manner "kindly Arthur--so damnably , politely , endlessly persistent!"
    • n damned people who are condemned to eternal punishment "he felt he had visited the realm of the damned"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The original title of the musical "Hello Dolly!" was "Dolly: A Damned Exasperating Woman." Why did they change it? The original had such music, poetry, and pizzazz.
    • Damned Hateful; detestable; abominable. "But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er
      Who doats, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves."
    • Damned Sentenced to punishment in a future state; condemned; consigned to perdition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • damned Condemned; judicially sentenced; specifically, (reputed to be) sentenced to punishment in a future state; consigned to perdition.
    • damned Hateful; detestable; abominable: a profane objurgation, also used adverbially to express more or less intense dislike: as an adverb also simply intensive, equivalent to ‘very,’ ‘exceedingly,’ employed to strengthen an adjective used in either reprobation or approbation, and in sound often shortened to dam. In literary use often printed d—d.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Damned sentenced to everlasting punishment: hateful: a profane intensive, meaning merely thorough (often written d——d, and softened into darned, dashed, &c.)
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Quotations

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    “Why aren't we making any progress towards a crime-free society? We're not making progress because we are too damn busy making excuses.”
  • Andre Malraux
    Andre Malraux
    “Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.”
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden%20Nash
    “I don't mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, but I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it.”
  • Dame Sybil Hathaway
    Dame Sybil Hathaway
    “Smile, damn it !! Smile.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes
    “The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. damner—L. damnāre, to condemn—damnum, loss.

Usage

In literature:

Look a-here, Bill; what you so damned anxious to find that ferry fer?
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
If it wasn't for his damned infirmities he'd probably marry again.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
The data of the damned.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
You'll get that notion out of your head damn quick.
"The Straw" by Eugene O'Neill
Damned fool that I was, I thought I could handle anything.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Two hundred dollars reward for old Jupe, and the fun of giving the damned nigger a good `lamming,' once I lay hand on him.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Damn me, but I was born for Kentucky.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Damned insolence I call it.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Damned embusques; it'll do them good to get a bit of their own medicine.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
No damned sex nonsense about her at all.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

Oh, seek, my love, your newer way;
I'll not be left in sorrow.
So long as I have yesterday,
Go take your damned tomorrow!
"Godspeed" by Dorothy Parker
That brown girl's swagger gives a twitch
To beauty like a Queen,
Lad, never damn your body's itch
When loveliness is seen.
"To A Brown Boy" by Countee Cullen
When I was only a youngster,
Sing: toodle doodlede ootl
Ole Kate would git her 'arf a pint
And wouldn't' giv' a damn hoot.
"Ole Kate" by Ezra Pound
"Damn'd be thy soul, and sad thy life,
May pangs in hell await!
Wretch! if too humble for thy wife,
Oh, why not for thy mate?
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
That what to think, or what to do,
Or where to lay their head,
They know not; 'tis the damned's woe
To live, and yet be dead.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Don't cheer, damn you! Don't cheer!
Silence! Your bitterest tear
Is fulsomely sweet to-day. . . .
Down on your knees and pray.
"Don't Cheer" by Robert W Service

In news:

If history is "one damned thing after another," the short history of 21st-Century America looks like one damned gigantic clusterfuck.
Here's a project for some enterprising theater scholar: find out why American playwrights are so damn nice.
It has been a damn fine year for fans of everyone's favorite morphine addict Peter Lorre.
Serena, the Lady Macbeth of Ron Rash's stirring new novel, wouldn't fret about getting out the damned spot.
WAILUKU — Spend an evening under the stars with the whole family at Maui Academy of Performing Arts' outdoor production of the musical comedy "Damn Yankees" at Maui Tropical Plantation's Field of Dreams.
It's all so damn(ed) ridiculous it's really not worth responding to.
Newspaper publisher declares city leaders 'don't give a damn' about Cherry Tree Crossing families.
A poster with the caption "Boil the damn lutefisk" was one of the most popular souvenirs at Norsk Hstfest, said Deb Kunkel, who ran a booth selling official souvenirs.
This show had me wired for days, Starbucks be damned.
Not many remember that Winston Churchill was a damned good painter.
Two hipster geeks from Wesleyan plug in their rad vintage keyboards, pick out some fetching headbands and compose a suite of damn-near-perfect synthesized heartache.
What do you say about a movie that proves Zac Efron can act, introduces a master thespian in Christian McKay and launches a charm assault that is damn near irresistible.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Extrapolations from Statistics.
'If there are still some bad feelings out there after all these years then, damn, you've got to learn to let go'.
A president simply can't escape from those damn daily intelligence briefings.
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In science:

Expansions become inconsistent when only one type of terms is kept and, perhaps even more damningly, general covariance is put in jeopardy.
Higher time derivatives in effective equations of canonical quantum systems
The answer is: it’s damn hard! If you send your children to their grandparents, and the grandparents feed them candy, they are attacking kids’ weakness. I am sorry.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
More damning are the recent statistical analyses by PHENIX which demonstrate a decided lack of fragility: current experimental error constrains the input parameter for the various theoretical models to within about 20% .
Testing AdS/CFT at LHC
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