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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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bane -- as in: bane of my existence
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • He wondered whether it had been Bane who had kicked Firenze in the chest.
  • Harry remembered how, nearly four years ago, the centaur Bane had shouted at Firenze for allowing Harry to ride to safety on his back; he had called him a ’common mule’.
  • Harry recognised the black-bodied and bearded Bane, whom he had met nearly four years ago on the same night he had met Firenze.
  • Bane gave no sign that he had ever seen Harry before.
  • ’As are you, human,’ said Bane, ’coming back into our Forest when we warned you —’
  • ’I shall let you pass today because you are accompanied by your young —’ They’re not his!’ interrupted Bane contemptuously.
  • Hagrid,’ said Hermione in a high-pitched and terrified voice, as both Bane and the grey centaur pawed at the ground, ’let’s go, please let’s go!
  • ’What did you call us?’ shouted a wild-looking black centaur, whom Harry recognised as Bane.
  • ’ "Near-human intelligence"?’ repeated Magorian, as Bane and several others roared with rage and pawed the ground.
  • ’Whose Forest is it now, human?’ bellowed Bane.
  • Over the plunging, many-coloured backs and heads of the centaurs, Harry saw Umbridge being borne away through the trees by Bane.
  • Lifting his head a few inches, Harry saw that Umbridge had been seized from behind by Bane and lifted high into the air, wriggling and yelling with fright.

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  • "Since our country’s birth, the rebel forces have been the bane of our society.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Ask your friend Magnus Bane, if you do not believe me.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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