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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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"O'Toole or McCarthy would suit your mug a damn sight better.
"And I like you, sir--and a damn sight more than them money-sharks aft.
Nice words Antonio, but I would suggest that for everyone involved in the football department of the sports industry, the money means a damn sight more than any well meaning words about "passion".
It's to keep them safe, and Eugenie just made that job a damn sight harder.
If you yomp in the centre of a city like Sheffield your exposure to poisonous pollution from diesel cars and vans is a damn sight more dangerous than being a couch potato.
They would both be a damn sight worse off if it hadn't been for Sir Jack.
Though the first two films in the killer cyborg franchise are unassailable, Christian Bale's whispery-voiced take on John Connor is a damn sight better than Rise Of The Machines or this summer's feeble Genisys.
I can see why the beautiful people who run this most glamorous of film festivals don't want people turning up in their battered trainers but bejewelled flatties can be just as gorgeous as 4in inch stilettos and a damn sight more comfortable.
Remploy should have shown a damn sight more humility when deciding how to mark their milestone.
It won't please everyone, but it was a damn sight better than losing all our local facilities, and secures a pool and leisure centre for years to come.
It means if there is an incident at Farne Islands, we will be there a damn sight quicker.
On Friday afternoon the latest Non Farm Payrolls figure will be unleashed in the US and with the Fed seemingly set on reducing asset purchases, the jobs data could do with being a damn sight better than last month's abysmal figure.
People often ask me "how do you feel about ageing and being in your 50s?" I tell you what, it's a damn sight better than the alternative.
They are a mess and after successive home defeats to Wolves and Stoke, the last thing they need is to go to a side a damn sight better than those two.
"Defence can win you games but, by attacking, you make it a damn sight easier."