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Used for emphasis:‘he's as guilty as hell’
- ‘We were stubborn as hell but we were hanging on by our fingernails.’
- ‘If I were a prospective sponsor and looked at their site, I'd sure as hell change my mind.’
- ‘It's not great art or anything, but their drummer sure as hell earns the money.’
- ‘And with that he left the room, leaving Craig feeling as guilty as hell for something he doesn't remember doing.’
- ‘However, she's also mad as hell and really isn't going to take it anymore.’
- ‘But it's sure as hell got to be the best way, the only way, to mainline pure adrenaline in the cinema.’
- ‘Tom Chaplin and the boys are back and this time they are mad as hell.’
- ‘I'm still out here, running free and as guilty as hell.’
- ‘There are magazines on the coffee table in front of me, and I'm feeling nervous as hell.’
- ‘She could be fine as hell, but if you have conflicting issues all the time, it's not gonna work.’
- ‘If that's being politically correct than we sure as hell know what side of the argument we're on.’
- ‘Tallis, professor of geriatric medicine at Manchester, is mad as hell and he's not going to take any more.’
- ‘I woke up this morning somewhat before my alarm went off, feeling nauseous as hell.’
- ‘I thought it was funny as hell, and kept laughing throughout the day every time I thought of it.’
- ‘We sure as hell ought to be able to do it the second time in less time than the first, if nothing else.’
- ‘I sure as hell wouldn't want to be treated as second fiddle, so why do some of us treat others that way?’
- ‘He sure as hell hates losing and doesn't just want win, he wants to rub it in.’
- ‘He looks as guilty as hell and I realise we would be denying cruel destiny if I did not now make it my business to find out what he thinks he is guilty of.’
- ‘Either he was drunk as hell or just as stupid as hell… well… he was probably both.’
- ‘Are they now going to pay my direct debits which are due this week because I sure as hell can't without my tax credits?’
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