EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DARNED
It looks, too, as if 'the way of the transgressor' were a darned hard way.
He whiled away so much tejum there he darned near missed his train.
"Darned if it doesn't almost seem to say something," he admitted.
“Trust a darned outfit like that to hold you up,” he cried witheringly.
If I had known before, I would have darned the big holes too.
He was a darned blackguard and his name ain't mentioned in this house.
Can't you see where you're goin', you darned Portygee half-breed?
I ain't afraid of many things, but I 'm darned extensive if I 'd not be afeard of her!
It du zeem a darned long-sufferin' sort of a business altogether.
What does your Government think I should want the darned thing for?
"to mend" c.1600, perhaps from Middle French darner "mend," from darne "piece," from Breton darn "piece, fragment, part." Alternative etymology is from obsolete dern (see dern). Related: Darned; darning.