Examples from the Web for tarnation
I'm owin' that tarnation little rat suthin' f'r the way he's been keelhaulin' me.Pirates' Hope|Francis Lynde
They shoot more in an hour than they could eat in a year in their tarnation French wastefulness.
This time they were rubies; Burmese rubies, my experience told me, and not a tarnation flaw in one of 'em.A Crime of the Under-seas|Guy Boothby
Then I calculate we may as well give in, for your legs are a tarnation deal longer than ours, it seems.Tales of the Sea|W.H.G. Kingston
Not quite so good as that, skipper, but it's tarnation near it.The Second String|Nat Gould