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darnedest

or darndest

[dahrn-dist] /ˈdɑrn dɪst/
noun, adjective, Informal.
1.
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  • I hadn't risen a hundred feet before I happened to hear the darndest sputtering in the dynamo.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • “You kin do your darndest,” rejoined Rock in the same sullen tone.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • She gave him the darndest talking to he ever got, and she told him she never would marry him as long as she lived.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • He was the darndest buttin', jumpin' feller that ever I see.

  • He was always very gruff in his manner, and looked upon me as the “darndest fool he had ever met.”

  • Save this darndest thing for its own occasion—which will be at our next camp.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for darndest

darnedest

/ˈdɑːndɪst/
noun
1.
a euphemistic word for damnedest
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