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Definitionsomething that causes misery
- Men think much about the stories of old days in Gondor; and Denethor has given long thought to the rhyme and to the words Isildur's Bane, since Boromir went away.5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (48% in)
- And there stood Meriadoc the hobbit in the midst of the slain, blinking like an owl in the daylight, for tears blinded him; and through a mist he looked on Eowyn's fair head, as she lay and did not move; and he looked on the face of the king, fallen in the midst of his glory, For Snowmane in his agony had rolled away from him again; yet he was the bane of his master.5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (35% in)
- And afterwards when all was over men returned and made a fire there and burned the carcase of the beast; but for Snowmane they dug a grave and set up a stone upon which was carved in the tongues of Gondor and the Mark: Faithful servant yet master's bane Lightfoot's foal, swift Snowmane.5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (57% in)
- Down on your knees in the road and ask pardon, or I will set this troll's bane in you!'6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- The Scouring of the Shire (34% in)
There are no more uses of "bane" in The Return of the King.
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