damning

Definitions

  • What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler
    What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj damning threatening with damnation
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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.
    • a Damning That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • damning That condemns or exposes to condemnation or damnation: as, damning proof; damning criticism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Damning exposing to condemnation
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Quotations

  • Leo Buscaglia
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    “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy%20Parker
    “I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest%20Hemingway
    “The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life --and one is as good as the other.”
  • J. William Fulbright
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    “We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes.”
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    “Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard%20Kipling
    “Gentleman-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to Eternity.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Foley, order that damned Orentino to de-insulate the room Molo is in.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Finally he said: 'If you'll shut your damned mouth I'll give you two dirty blankets to sleep on.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
You're an Operator, all right; and it takes a damn good one to lie like that with her mind!
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
I'm goin' after the damn thing.
"Morale" by Murray Leinster
Damn it, you must have some sense of decency!
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
It's cloudy in the West, a-looking like rain, And my damned old slicker's in the wagon again.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
A Generation of damn'd Hypocrites, to flatter my very Clothes from my back!
"The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)" by Aphra Behn
Mr. Ross say, 'Won' none of dem damn Yankees get no chance to stick dey rotten tooth in my rations.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
I tink der some damn lazy rascal sleep 'tween the guns.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Do your duty, sir, damn your soul.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
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In poetry:

Why should I stay? Both parties rage;
My vixen mistress squalls;
The wits in envious feuds engage:
And Homer (damn him!) calls.
"Farewell to London" by Alexander Pope
But take from them all help and stay,
And leave them to despair,
Which feeds upon them night and day,
This is the damned's share.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
And no one my story will tell,
And no one will honour my name:
They will think that they bury well
The damned in their grave of shame.
"The Suicide" by Thomas MacDonagh
Girls with feathers, vulgar songs -
"Washy verse on England's need -
God - and don't we damned well know
How the message ought to read.
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
The gospel thus dispens'd we see,
Believe, and thou shalt saved be;
If not, thou shalt be damn'd to hell,
And in eternal torment dwell.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Full satisfaction here is such,
As hell can never yield so much;
Though justice therefore might me damn,
Yet by more justice sav'd I am.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Buckcherry All That Remians Hellyeah The Damned Things.
Remember those long gone-BYE rock days when singers had voices that virtually roared with power, finesse and well just damn great vocals.
Avery is also a musician, and he's pretty damn good, too.
And a damn good one, at that.
So the new lion cub s at the Smithsonian Zoo are pretty damn cute.
Perhaps the most damning testimony were statistics presented by Allentown police Capt.
Screen icon Tab Hunter (Damn Yankees) and television star Joyce DeWitt (Three's Company) will light up the Lyceum with significant star power in A.R.
Jam-packed with model kits and remote-controlled everything, M&M Hobby Shop would be overwhelming if it weren't so damned awesome.
The nonprofit institution set up to protest the museum's relocation has sent a damning letter via the legal firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Job Creation.
Damning doc pairs an individual sex-abuse case with analysis of institutional dysfunction at the Vatican.
The Lost and Damned -- who cares about psychological realism.
Salt i s a damn fine thriller.
'Damned' review: Pure Palahniuk: dispatches from smart, sarcastic , rich kid in hell.
DAMNED Chuck Palahniuk Doubleday $24.95, 256 pages KATIE SCHNEIDER.
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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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