But is the “force” strong enough for her to stand up to that darn media that keeps “ making things up?”
And when would he come up with that darn guestlist for his wedding to his fiancée Rita?
If elected, his first goal for immigration would be to “build that darn fence.”
For the dad, the film reinforced the notion that people need not really care a darn about most others.
But, darn it, here was a game of courage, passion, and skill.
Very slowly and unwillingly Eyebright sat down to darn her frock.
I'd like to, a lot, but darn it, I've accepted 'nother invitation.
darn it, when I see a woman in trouble, I feel like selling the skin off my back.
Why, Mrs. Thomas, it's impossible to mend these; they're all darn.
She hed 'long with her another performer, a darn good-looker, too, as near as I could make out in the dark.
"to mend" c.1600, perhaps from Middle French darner "mend," from darne "piece," from Breton darn "piece, fragment, part." Alternative etymology is from obsolete dern (see dern). Related: Darned; darning.
tame curse word, 1781, American English euphemism for damn, said to have originated in New England when swearing was a punishable offense; if so, its spread was probably influenced by 'tarnal, short for Eternal, as in By the Eternal (God), favorite exclamation of Andrew Jackson, among others. Related: darned (past participle adjective, 1806); darndest (superlative, 1844).
(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns
: She was darn excited
(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I've dropped my glockenspiel!
[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ''damnation,'' attested by 1798]