Phrases with "darn"

Sinclair Lewis He’s getting too darn fresh. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Helga Rustad, she’s still scared of America, but her kids will be doctors and lawyers and governors of the state and any darn thing they want to. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf Then she pulled a basket towards her and began to darn a sock. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Sinclair Lewis More darn tombs of kings and stuff. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis It’s a darn shame that she’s so small-town and ordinary. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling Get them made of embroidered sambhur skin, of silk if you like, but do not stand as I did in cheap striped brown things with a darn at the heel, and try to talk to a tea-girl. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Sinclair Lewis She’s a darn decent nice woman, and I don’t want to hurt her, but it’ll hurt a lot less to cut her right out, like a good clean surgical operation. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Why, Washington’s a darn interesting town. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald He thinks he’s so darn popular with girls. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Look at that, will you,” holding up a darn with a bit of stocking attached. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

F. Scott Fitzgerald You’ve got a darn good head on you. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’d just as soon divide the bother with you, but when we run out of handkerchiefs it’s darn near time something’s done. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Striking while the iron was hot, she offered her services to mend the altarcloth; to darn and “get up” a surplice; to over-sew the frayed edges of a cassock. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Then the answer is so ready: “My dear young lady, do darn your stockings; it will be for the best. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Sinclair Lewis Even if he turns out to be a girl, darn him! . Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

D. H. Lawrence That evening he said to her: ‘You’re coming round to my room tonight, aren’t you? I don’t darn know where your room is. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Well, then, on the job — get past all these darn watchdogs. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis The room was drab-colored and ill-ventilated-Kennicott did not “believe in opening the windows so darn wide that you heat all outdoors. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope Could not he do as she did? He could not darn Minnie’s and Brenda’s stockings, but he might do something to make those children more worthy of their cousin’s care. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope I have a maid to darn my stockings, and because she has to work I pay her wages. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He’s been making every turn we make and there’s darn little traffic on this Patchin route, so I can pick him out. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

My mother turned it out from somewhere and gave it me to darn at such times as the men were indoors. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sinclair Lewis Kennicott muttering “Gol darn it,” but patiently creeping out of bed, remembering to draw the covers up to keep her warm, feeling for slippers and bathrobe, clumping down-stairs. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis He explained, “Well, darn it —” and drove back. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope As everything else was shut out from her, it might be well for her to darn sheets. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis And this was the way of that plotting: Early in July he said, and casually, “Well, now we got the darn car all paid for, we ought to use it. Land by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence But America at least was a darn sight better than this miserable, dirt-eating continent; which was by no means cheap any more, either. Things by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Weaknesses she had none, except an inability to darn her stockings. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Sinclair Lewis Understands about Public Topics and — But, darn it, why didn’t I try? . Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Virginia Woolf I myself would not even do as much as darn a sock to help in a war. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

Sinclair Lewis Just like all governments, except in Russia — oppress the people and kill ’em by tyranny and darn careless sloppiness. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis It’s mighty pretty, but I’ll admit we aren’t any too darn artistic. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Gosh, I guess they don’t WANT freshmen to be intellectual and idealistic here! But I don’t suppose you care a darn about that. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald My family keep darn close tab on what I spend. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins If you’re all rakes, Miss Garth, the sexes are turned topsy-turvy with a vengeance; and the men will have nothing left for it but to stop at home and darn the stockings. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman She will not darn his socks or cook his meals. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Arthur Conan Doyle The only one sure thing is, that I’ve been sent to be under his orders and to help him with the darn fool thing all I can. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

F. Scott Fitzgerald I open those windows, I guess, but the darn fool won’t take turns shuttin’ ’em in the morning. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m so darn nervous that I’m shivering. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Leaving for some darn camp in Mississippi.” She shut her eyes and he could see that the lids were trembling. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Sinclair Lewis It doesn’t mean a darn thing. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis As I say, first you shock him, and then you become so darn flighty that nobody can follow you. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Who else is to do it? Do you suppose, reader, that the junior lords of the admiralty are under articles to darn for the navy? The reason, meantime, for my systematic hatred of D’Arc is this. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Thomas Hardy When the little figure had vanished in the darkness the reddleman returned, resumed his seat by the fire, and proceeded to darn again. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling I’m wearing a made tie and a breastpin under my blouse? Of course I am! I can wear anything I darn please. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Sinclair Lewis Carol heard him confiding to Bea, “You’re a darn nice Swede girl. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

My poor little wife takes just the same notions into her head, and would like me to stop at home every evening to watch her darn the children’s stockings. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

There is flourishing thread of every quality to darn your table linen. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Since poor Beatrice died I’ll probably have a little money, but very darn little. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis I like to look at beautiful women — at you! But — Oh, darn it, Joyce, I’m not up to it. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

A woman may be allowed to play and sing; she may even speak a couple of modern languages; but her chief merit is supposed to lie in her ability to darn stockings and make a pudding. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H. G. Wells She did not expect him to return until mid-day, and she sat herself down on a log before the fire to darn a pair of socks as well as she could. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ruth could not darn the rent in her dress with this continual motion, and she looked up to remonstrate. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

But it tickles! You mayn’t go here and you mayn’t go there; in Australia you may go anywhere you darn please. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

Sinclair Lewis I presume we’re all agreed we won’t be satisfied till we build up the biggest darn Sunday School in the whole state, so the Chatham Road Presbyterian won’t have to take anything off anybody. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis It’s darn nice of you, but — You probably want to hit the hay. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald That darn car was an expense from start to finish. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Andrew Lang Then she took out a needle and thread, and began to darn her stockings. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James She’ll darn his stockings and keep his accounts, and sit at home and trim the lamp and keep up the fire while he studies the Beautiful in pretty neighbors at dinner-parties. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sinclair Lewis Doremus marveled, “I’ll be hanged! Why, he’s a darn good sort when you come to meet him! And warm-hearted. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald That’s a lot of money and it’ll be darn inconvenient for me. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Radclyffe Hall When I darn the place looks like a basket, criss-cross. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Sinclair Lewis But I like you so darn much I want to see you sober up and get another job. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis We have to darn socks, and yet we’re not content to think of nothing but socks and darning- cotton. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald Spoildest darn girl I ever saw. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sinclair Lewis He admitted, “Well, yes, maybe it isn’t so darn artistic but —— Matter of fact, though, I don’t want a place just like Sam’s. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis