Never mind the slaughter of innocents—this crew loves each other to pieces, bodies of dead children be damned.
But the government is planning to throw her in jail—no court date, son be damned.
Well, movie audiences be damned: the art has been put back in.
The iron rule of Republican fiscal policy is that the rich must be favored, and deficits be damned.
Literary history aside (or be damned), these anti-establishment, anti-ecclesiastical fabliaux are pure, unadulterated fun.
And what a damned shame it was that rascally employers should have cut down her prices!
What you say in New York—'a damned fine old family,' yes, is it not?
He was known to have expressed privately a candid opinion that they were a knot of damned Gladstonians.
"You've treated me damned badly," said Banstead, turning on his heel.
I suspect they did spot him, and let him come to conduct another of their damned experiments.
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.