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or darndest

[dahrn-dist] /ˈdɑrn dɪst/
noun, adjective, Informal.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "It's the darnedest thing I ever saw," Masters said with a shudder.

    The Whispering Spheres Russell Robert Winterbotham
  • I tried my darnedest to get some of the fellows to come with me.

    Two on the Trail

    Hulbert Footner
  • Badger-face, sez Horace, youre the darnedest bother of a man I ever saw.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • They all said in college that I talked the darnedest hash in the class, anyway.

  • I'm under a slight strain, and it's trying its darnedest to get me.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • That shop is shut for yours truly, so I'm doin' my darnedest to get another.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • "You certainly have the darnedest luck in backing the right horse," exclaimed a rival pork-packer enviously.

    The Red Cross Girl Richard Harding Davis
British Dictionary definitions for darnedest


a euphemistic word for damnedest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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