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After that she was sure I was a lost soul and hell-bent for certain.

He's hell-bent on takin' Dinsmore to prison so as to make a big name for himself.

Let a man be hell-bent or heaven-bent, somewhere in his track is a woman's feet.

"I'll make it three, seein' ye're so hell-bent on a trade," he called.

But he was hard-mouthed, and stiff-necked and hell-bent on having his own way about things.

Give her the larnin' she's so hell-bent on, stuff her plumb full on it.

The country, it seemed, was hell-bent for war; and Jimmie Higgins was hell-bent for martyrdom.

Hearing of the adventure, and that I was taking a land-slide to perdition and was hell-bent, friends called to warn and save me.

Jim, are you just hell-bent on fighting or do you mean to make yourself the champion of every poor girl in these wilds?

If you fellers are hell-bent on smokin' each other up, they's all kinds uh room outdoors.

WORD ORIGIN

also hell-bent, 1835, U.S., originally slang, from hell + bent (1).

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