be damned

idiom

used to say in a forceful way that one does not care about something
I'm going to do it, the consequences be damned.

Examples of be damned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the title states, these soldiers may be damned from the get-go. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 Seth Rogen concedes that Drake has lost the battle to Kendrick Lamar, Canadian pride be damned. Angel Diaz, Billboard, 8 May 2024 This includes trips to Paris, Usher concerts, and prosaic outings to the grocery store, photographers be damned. Ivana Rihter, Vogue, 3 May 2024 The Oilers may finally be ready to step back into the light, curses be damned. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 Catching up a couple days beforehand, the buddies of four years or so had a prescient conversation, the kind that’s a little tougher — modern technology be damned — on opposite coasts. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 16 Apr. 2024 But past skeptics be damned, the album has stood the test of time, with many now backpedaling their initial criticisms to revel in her unabashed outbursts of rage and ecstasy and its thematic anchor of tender love and care. Allaire Nuss, EW.com, 6 Feb. 2024 Patel then went back to the set and immediately started trading blows for the camera once again, liability be damned. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 7 Apr. 2024 On either side, shifting sandbars waited to chew up and spit out wayward traders, nationality be damned. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024

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“Be damned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20damned. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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