So then why—if they probably can't find a job or afford the apartment that they live in—are Israelis so damn happy?
He chairs the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for paying for the damn thing.
My friend Brian and I yelled at Blitzer to take off his pants and for King to touch the damn map again.
If my pix is so offensive to media critics, why do they keeping flashing the damn thing over & over?
Joey raises his arms, covered in sweat and rain as George just loses his damn mind.
I have not seen a half-dozen who did not damn the President.
Shot a damn cock pheasant by mistake, and had to bury the thing in my own covers.
“damn” is often the feeblest of expletives, and “as you please” may be the dirge of an empire.
And he ought to be educated in Ireland, and he would be if Trinity were worth a damn.
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.