(noun.) something of little value; 'his promise is not worth a damn'; 'not worth one red cent'; 'not worth shucks'.
(adj.) used as expletives; 'oh, damn (or goddamn)!' .
Editor: Lora--From WordNet
(v. t.) To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
(v. t.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
(v. t.) To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
(v. i.) To invoke damnation; to curse.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
v. a. . Condemn, judge to be guilty.. (Theol.) Doom to perdition, doom to eternal punishment.. Condemn, censure, express disapprobation of.
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v.t. to censure or condemn: to sentence to eternal punishment: to doom.—n. an oath: a curse.—adj. Dam′nable deserving or tending to damnation: hateful: pernicious.—n. Dam′nableness.—adv. Dam′nably.—n. Damnā′tion condemnation: (theol.) the punishment of the impenitent in the future state: eternal punishment.—adj. Dam′natory consigning to damnation.—p.adj. Damned sentenced to everlasting punishment: hateful: a profane intensive meaning merely thorough (often written d——d and softened into darned dashed &c.).—adv. very exceedingly.—adj. Damnif′ic.—n. Damnificā′tion.—v.t. Dam′nify to cause loss to.—adj. Dam′ning exposing to condemnation.
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v. A word formerly much used by the Paphlagonians the meaning of which is lost. By the learned Dr. Dolabelly Gak it is believed to have been a term of satisfaction implying the highest possible degree of mental tranquillity. Professor Groke on the contrary thinks it expressed an emotion of tumultuous delight because it so frequently occurs in combination with the word jod or god meaning 'joy. ' It would be with great diffidence that I should advance an opinion conflicting with that of either of these formidable authorities.
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- Yes, ma'am--damn that Joe! Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Damn the beast, if he had as many lives as a cat, he would owe them all to me! Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- God damn you, it's gone. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Yes, God damn you. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- God damn this crazy to hell. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Damn you, keep back, if you've a life to lose! Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Damn that boy,' said the old gentleman, 'he's gone to sleep again. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- He's a damned bad landlord. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- He was willing to be sealed thus in the underworld, like a soul damned but living forever in damnation. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- You're a damned rogue, says the old gentleman, making a hideous grimace at the door as he shuts it. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It's damned funny, but I can. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- She--she's sent me back some things I gave her--some damned trinkets. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- I can't take the damned pack-horse, Robert Jordan thought. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- I'm damned if this isn't the quarest start that ever I knowed! Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Coming on the top of such a damning series of events, it was at least a most suspicious remark. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- When it seemed that no such system had ever been produced, I was on the point of damning the entire tribe of theorists from Plato to Marx. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- I could hardly imagine a more damning case, I remarked. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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