: damnation—often used as an interjection or intensive—often used with intarnation strike me— James Joycewhere in tarnation you from?— Jessamyn West
Examples of tarnation in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebWhat in the wide tarnation is better on a winter’s day than the smell of something sweet baking in your oven?
James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, 13 Dec. 2017 The last thing Iowa needs is for its defense to run all over tarnation for 30 minutes while the offense stumbles.
Scott Dochterman, ajc, 15 Sep. 2017
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