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DAMN, v.t.

1. To sentence to eternal torments in a future state; to punish in hell.

2. To condemn; to decide to be wrong or worthy of punishment; to censure; to reprobate.

He that doubteth is damned if he eat. Rom xiv

3. To condemn; to explode; to decide to be bad, mean, or displeasing, be hissing or any mark of disapprobation; as, to damn a play, or a mean author.

4. A word used in profaneness; a term of execration.



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DAMN, v.t.

1. To sentence to eternal torments in a future state; to punish in hell.

2. To condemn; to decide to be wrong or worthy of punishment; to censure; to reprobate.

He that doubteth is damned if he eat. Rom xiv

3. To condemn; to explode; to decide to be bad, mean, or displeasing, be hissing or any mark of disapprobation; as, to damn a play, or a mean author.

4. A word used in profaneness; a term of execration.

DAMN, v.t. [L. damno; Fr. damner; Arm. dauna; It. dannare; Sp. dañar; Port. danar. The Portuguese word is rendered to hurt, to damnify, to corrupt or spoil, to undo or ruin, to bend, to crook, to make mad. The latter sense would seem to be from the L. demens, and damnum is by Varro referred to demendo, demo, which is supposed to be a compound of de and emo. But qu., for damno and condemno coincide with the English doom.]

  1. To sentence to eternal torments in a future state; to punish in hell. He that believeth not shall be damned. – Mark xvi.
  2. To condemn; to decide to be wrong or worthy of punishment; to censure; to reprobate. He that doubteth is damned if he eat. – Rom. xiv.
  3. To condemn; to explode; to decide to be bad, mean, or displeasing by hissing or any mark of disapprobation; as, to damn a play, or a mean author.
  4. A word used in profaneness; a term of execration.

Damn
  1. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.

    He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him. Shak.

  2. To invoke damnation; to curse.

    "While I inwardly damn." Goldsmith.
  3. To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
  4. To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.

    You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the works of modern poets] . . . without hearing. Pope.

    Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
    And without sneering teach the rest to sneer.
    Pope.

    * Damn is sometimes used interjectionally, imperatively, and intensively.

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Damn

DAMN, verb transitive

1. To sentence to eternal torments in a future state; to punish in hell.

2. To condemn; to decide to be wrong or worthy of punishment; to censure; to reprobate.

He that doubteth is damned if he eat. Romans 14:23

3. To condemn; to explode; to decide to be bad, mean, or displeasing, be hissing or any mark of disapprobation; as, to damn a play, or a mean author.

4. A word used in profaneness; a term of execration.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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