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- noun The most possible.
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- adjective euphemistic See
- noun US The
maximumor the best possible.
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And they really do say and do the "darnedest" things.
On the Facebook page for a nascent Birmingham, Ala., occupation, one "semi-disabled 58 yr old granny with little or no transportation" vowed to "do my darnedest to be there!"
We can identify with Marjatta's chagrin at his insensitivity, but, hey, he didn't invent it, and he's trying, and it's sad that Marjatta can never love him as she loved Emil, even though Isak tries his darnedest.
Ski-jumping officials did their darnedest to keep him out of the competition — for his own safety.
The Republicans were quick to try and get Bill Clinton impeached for infidelity - now they're trying their darnedest to keep their own adulterous politicians in office and downplay it!
Several times during the speech Perry posed for dramatic effect, once even wrapping his arms around himself and remarking in a theatrical aside: "It's the darnedest thing."
In my experience most video rental places try their darnedest to get you to watch tripe like Paul Blart, Mall Cop.
"I'm a semi-disabled 58 yr old granny with little or no transportation but whenever it is decided on date & place for OUR rally, I will do my darnedest to be there!" wrote a woman name Marilyn McCarty on the Facebook page for a Birmingham, Ala., occupation, which does not yet have a set date or time.
Andrew Spear for The Wall Street Journal 'For crying out loud, we're doing our darnedest,' says Mr. Fairchild.
Grace said ... both of my grandmas are so special to me, and i say this is a tremendous event. i'll do my darnedest to contribute my favorite recipe, but i have to decide what it is first!