damn sight, a

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damn sight, a

A great deal. The noun “sight” has been so used since the first half of the 1800s, and the intensifier “damn” had been added by about 1930. Roy Campbell had it in The Georgiad (1931): “He could be heterosexual with either, too—A damn sight more than you or I could do!”
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That contribution is a damn sight better than none at all as fossil fuels run out and, before they do, contribute in their turn to galloping climate change.
And despite shouldering the blame, bet your boots he'll be expecting his players to take a damn sight more responsibility for their own actions come September 3.
And before you accuse me of climate catastrophe, it does 27mpg and the stuff coming out the exhaust is a damn sight less toxic than all those old Ford Sierras, builders vans and buses.
At the very least it will be be a damn sight more interesting than the recent sick-bag spreads they've done in Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole's mansions.
The set does little to affirm the artistic merit of the Reagan decade, but it provides a firm reminder that the '80s were a damn sight more fun than the new millennium has been so far.
I'll tell you what - it's a damn sight better than the spin and polish we have been dished up for the last few years.
You could find a damn sight more than a few lost pennies
The situation there may not be perfect but it is a damn sight better than it was a few years ago - largely thanks to the PM.
What the point is, we don't know, especially since using the phone's keyboard looks a damn sight easier.
If such teens knew they were surrounded by "normalized" queers in high places, they'd be a damn sight less desperate.
However, I very much mind that since the shambolic re-negotiation of doctors' contracts, when their salaries sky-rocketed, we are now getting a damn sight less for our money - not more.
No more Mr Nasty might mean no more mean and moody, but you might be a damn sight happier in the end.
Oddly enough, the cardboard Kournikova is proving a damn sight more useful than the real one.
It's about the fact that the bedroom is likely to be just a few feet away from the kitchen and having the girl "on site" is a damn sight easier than roaming the streets at 2am looking for a cab, having been told "No".
I bet it would cost them a damn sight more than they pay in road and fuel tax.