Children make for a happy life in part because raising them is so damn difficult.
So then why—if they probably can't find a job or afford the apartment that they live in—are Israelis so damn happy?
Yes, I hated that damn corn, and what it represented to our town.
He chairs the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for paying for the damn thing.
Coal mining is a damn good paying job—60, 70, 80 grand a year—that “just sorta sticks to you after a while,” as Scotty put it.
I have not seen a half-dozen who did not damn the President.
No matter what you said to him he came out with his "production," damn him!
“damn” is often the feeblest of expletives, and “as you please” may be the dirge of an empire.
I say to the people—to my people 'damn it, cut off my head.'
I'll crowd him right out; I know it may be selfish, but, damn it!
late 13c., "to condemn," from Old French damner "damn, condemn; convict, blame; injure," derivative of Latin damnare "to adjudge guilty; to doom; to condemn, blame, reject," from noun damnum "damage, hurt, harm; loss, injury; a fine, penalty," possibly from an ancient religious term from PIE *dap- "to apportion in exchange" [see Watkins]. The Latin word evolved a legal meaning of "pronounce judgment upon." Theological sense is first recorded early 14c.; the optative expletive use likely is as old.
Damn and its derivatives generally were avoided in print from 18c. to c.1930s (the famous line in the film version of "Gone with the Wind" was a breakthrough and required much effort by the studio). The noun is recorded from 1610s; to be not worth a damn is from 1817. The adjective is 1775, short for damned; Damn Yankee, characteristic Southern U.S. term for "Northerner," is attested from 1812. Related: Damning.
(also damned) Cursed; accursed; wretched: What do I do with this damned thing? adv: You seem damn stupid all of a sudden
(also damn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Damn, it's gone!
To execrate; condemn; curse: Damn this dictionary! (1770s+)