I'll bet a fippennybit that's another of Charley's durn lies.
First off, I act like a durn fool, and she has to step in to save me.
But, Sarge, he urged desperately, Im no durn good here foolin around with drill an relief an diggin an all that.
Ever sence you played that durn trick on me and him, he's ben someways diffurnt.
Jermyn thought it was kind of funny to start right off on an ocean trip at a moment's notice and show Nina he didn't care a durn.
Nobody's ever cared a durn for me, nobody but one, and I broke my word to him.
Blaze away into the bushes, durn yer, for thar is game thar ter kill!
"Or durn fool for Jack Roberts," countered Ellison promptly.
And he wouldn't talk politics at all; didn't seem to give a durn about 'em, one way or t'other.
He's durn sure to believe it when I tell 'im 'bout this heah!
(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]