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  • I am now writing in a little cold parlour, and so far is my enthusiasm dampt that I would not give three farthings to be on the Summit of Penybale, ** [1] NB.

    Letter 272

  • Another pause now followed, and the spirits of Cecilia were considerably dampt; but happening accidentally to recollect the name of

    Cecilia

  • Such were the reflections and surmises that dampt all the long-sought pleasure of her change of residence, and made her habitation in St

    Cecilia

  • If an hint were surmised of her surviving her uncle, an impetuous shower of tears dampt all her gay schemes, deluged every airy castle, and shewed the instinctive gratitude which kindness can awaken, even in the unthinking period of earliest youth, in those bosoms it has ever the power to animate.

    Camilla

  • Edgar saw the action with a concern that dampt his spirits; he wished to obtain from her immediately the unlimited trust, which immediately, and for ever, he meant to repose in her.

    Camilla

  • 'My dearest child,' he cried, 'let not your rising prospects be thus dampt by this cruel event.

    Camilla

  • Rokend een sigaret van blonde gestolen tabak sta ik op de landweg hoe egypt zich mengt met zuring hoe windstille dampt nog onverglijkbaar met gifgas de verboden geur als een kamer vasthoudt hoe de populieren hun zilver tonen hoe de hemel eensklaps voorgoed van god ontdaan is hoe de naam stilte zelfs te luid is hoe er niets gebeurt niets gebeurt hoe er volstrekt niets gebeurt—

    Gerrit Kouwenaar

  • Pagan vain-glories which thought the world might last for ever, had encouragement for ambition; and, finding no atropos unto the immortality of their names, were never dampt with the necessity of oblivion.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • Mind, it doth so check all the Passions, that they are dampt into a kind of Indifference; they grow faint and languishing, and come to be subordinate to that fundamental Maxim, of not purchasing any thing at the price of a Difficulty.

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • This favour our Saviour vouchsafed unto Peter, when he foretold not his death in plain terms, and so by an ambiguous and cloudy delivery dampt not the spirit of his disciples.

    Christian Morals

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  • Scots - a version of damned, used in order to give the appearance of not swearing.

    December 26, 2007