2. Noun. (American English) The maximum or the best possible. ¹
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Definition of Darnedest
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Darnedest
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1. Drugs, Crime, and the Justice System (1992)
"Associated Press, "Drugs enter US in the darnedest ways," Washington Times, August 10,1989, A3. Associated Press, "Drugs enter US in the darnedest ways," ..."
2. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
""Well, if this ain't the darnedest !" He came forward and took her by both hands. " Why, what on earth are you doing down here?" She laughed and blushed, ..."
3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"At the .first shot the rag-and-bobtail following had come popping with suspicious promptitude out of their huts, in their hands the darnedest lot of old ..."
4. The Century (1902)
"On a sudden the rain let up a bit, and there on the port bow, plain as this pipe, was the darnedest-lookin' ship I ever seed. She was all a wrack and half ..."
5. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"Well," said he, " if you will let me off this jury I will give you the darnedest nice can of kerosene ever you see." Said I: "Young man, I see in your mind ..."