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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damn.
  • noun Plural form of damn.

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Examples

  • One of the most striking pieces is a brief letter written to Mrs Patrick Campbell in 1918 when Shaw learned of the death of her son; it ends with an outburst, a string of "damns" and "oh dears" and though it may have been written in part with an eye for effect, this rare loss for words feels honest and desperate and all the more moving as a result.

    On War by George Bernard Shaw

  • One of the reporter-panelists asked Kennedy about a Republican official's demand that he apologize to Nixon for the fact that former president Truman, famous for his "damns" and "hells," had "bluntly suggested where the vice president and the Republican Party could go."

    A Shockproof Electorate

  • That said, what's a few "damns" and "hells" between two women who love each other.

    Deborah Douglas: Trips With Mom

  • Researchers for the Parents Television Council - a conservative watchdog group - counted the "damns" and "hells" and a whole bunch of other words that can't be repeated in a family newspaper.

    THE NEWS BLOG

  • Someone really must institute a close season for "damns" or they won't any longer be funny on the stage; and, since to laugh in theatres has become a national duty, that, in the present state of the wit market, would be privation indeed.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 7, 1917

  • It was not the tipsy singing she had heard in the morning; it was jumpy, tuneless singing; she guessed that it was assisting in the process of shaving, for she heard a few "damns" peppering the song, which suggested that his shaky hand was wielding the razor badly.

    Captivity

  • He is no pessimist and he is not sour; there are a good many "damns" and "hells" in his verse, because, whatever he lacks, he does not lack emphasis.

    The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century

  • 'If the "damns" have set up, you may as well let the ladies go,' said I.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 8

  • 'If the "damns" have set up, you may as well let the ladies go,' said I.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • 'If the "damns" have set up, you may as well let the ladies go,' said I.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Complete

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