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supernatural punishment
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Damnation is the state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation. In religion, damnation is the concept of divine punishment and torment in an afterlife for actions that were committed on Earth, thus being the the antithesis of salvation.


  • That each man Swore to do his best,
    To damn and perjure all the rest!
    And bid the Devil take the hin'most,
    Which at this race is like to win most.
  • Compound for sins they are inclin'd to,
    By damning those they have no mind to
  • … one damn thing after another … one damn thing over and over.
    • Edna St. Vincent Millay, from an October 1930 letter to Arthur Davison Ficke, as variously described by her biographers, e.g.:
      • [L]ife was not so much "one damn thing after another" as "one damn thing over and over"
        • As paraphrased ("she had sent [...] a half-comic note, complaining that...") with quoted phrases in Jean Gould, The Poet and Her Book: A Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1969), p. 198

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