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  • It showed the craven in men; it proved the baneful influence of gold; it brought, in its fruition, the destiny of Alder Creek Camp.†   (source)
  • It was not love, although her rich beauty was a madness to him; nor horror, even while he fancied her spirit to be imbued with the same baneful essence that seemed to pervade her physical frame; but a wild offspring of both love and horror that had each parent in it, and burned like one and shivered like the other.†   (source)
  • They also contain a multitude of Europeans who have been driven to the shores of the New World by their misfortunes or their misconduct; and these men inoculate the United States with all our vices, without bringing with them any of those interests which counteract their baneful influence.†   (source)
  • Woe worth unto that man Who through hatred the baneful his soul shall shove into The fire's embrace; nought of fostering weens he, Nor of changing one whit.†   (source)
  • In what am I benefited by accompanying my son so far, since I now abandon him, and allow him to depart alone to the baneful climate of Africa?†   (source)
  • Your inexperience of the world, Miss Tulliver, prevents you from anticipating fully the very unjust conceptions that will probably be formed concerning your conduct,—conceptions which will have a baneful effect, even in spite of known evidence to disprove them.†   (source)
  • Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.†   (source)
  • Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.†   (source)
  • But this would be, in reality, an inversion of the primary principle of our political association, as it would in practice transfer the care of the common defense from the federal head to the individual members: a project oppressive to some States, dangerous to all, and baneful to the Confederacy.†   (source)
  • We had occasion, in a former paper, to take notice of the repeated trials which have been unsuccessfully made in the United Netherlands for reforming the baneful and notorious vices of their constitution.†   (source)
  • Lastly, it would facilitate and foster the baneful practice of secessions; a practice which has shown itself even in States where a majority only is required; a practice subversive of all the principles of order and regular government; a practice which leads more directly to public convulsions, and the ruin of popular governments, than any other which has yet been displayed among us.†   (source)
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  • Bane thundered.   (source)
    bane = a name in this story
  • The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists.†   (source)
  • He spoke the word as if it were the bane of his existence.†   (source)
  • Lost two thousand years in the past, master of a dead language and a dead empire, the bane and bore of schoolboys, Caesar he believed to be more of a tyrant at Devon than he had ever been in Rome.†   (source)
  • "So they will not love," the old man answered, "for love is the bane of honor, the death of duty."†   (source)
  • I am the bane of Zeus.†   (source)
  • We'd reached the juncture of the hallway where I had to turn for algebra and Boris had to turn for American Government: the bane of his existence.†   (source)
  • BANE: You've grown older.†   (source)
  • "They're the bane of my existence," I say, referring to the freckles.†   (source)
  • "Since our country's birth, the rebel forces have been the bane of our society.†   (source)
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  • Magnus like Magnus Bane?†   (source)
  • One morning we found among them the man who was the bane of our lives: a sadist whose surname we did not know, but we had called him Thwick-Thwack.†   (source)
  • A fair number referred to him as the Bane of the Ra'zac, which he found so immensely satisfying, he repeated the phrase four times to himself under his breath.†   (source)
  • … The immortal children—the unmentionable bane, the appalling taboo… With Irina's past, how could she apply any other reading to what she'd seen that day in the narrow field?†   (source)
  • When I lifted my other leg onto the bane, I knew what to expect this time.†   (source)
  • Just last week I called you the bane of my existence.†   (source)
  • Isildur's Bane is found.†   (source)
  • The bane of Vlad's existence had just upgraded his equipment.†   (source)
  • His condition was acne rosacea, not to be confused with the pedestrian acne vulgaris, the bane of many teenagers.†   (source)
  • They call it wolf's bane, but it is bane to more than those poor creatures.†   (source)
  • And from this flower, the wise might concoct a poison so deadly that it is a bane to god and demon alike.†   (source)
  • She was the bane of his existence.†   (source)
  • "Dragon's bane!"†   (source)
  • Admirals have been the bane of my existence for quite some time.†   (source)
  • Bane of my existence.†   (source)
  • But now I recollect how these prodigious snores (product of a deviated septum, they had been his lifelong bane, and their cannonade through open windows on summer evenings had been known to arouse neighbors) became during the last night part of the very fabric of my insomnia and formed a turbulent counterpoint to the hectic drift of my thought: to a fleeting but bitter seizure of guilt, to a spasm of erotic mania that swooped down on me like some all-devouring succubus, and finally to…†   (source)
  • And when Peter had done so he struck him with the flat of the blade and said, "Rise up, Sir Peter Wolf's-Bane.†   (source)
  • 'Whose Forest is it now, human?' bellowed Bane.†   (source)
  • HARRY: Bane told me he sensed a darkness around my son.†   (source)
  • I'm Magnus Bane," he went on in a soothing tone, stretching out his ringed hands.†   (source)
  • 'As are you, human,' said Bane, 'coming back into our Forest when we warned you —'†   (source)
  • But according to this, Magnus Bane is the High Warlock of Brooklyn.†   (source)
  • The prophecy was clear: The bane of Olympus shows the trail.†   (source)
  • He must have looked startled, because she said, "Magnus Bane.†   (source)
  • 'What did you call us?' shouted a wild-looking black centaur, whom Harry recognised as Bane.†   (source)
  • I thought you swore there'd be no wolf-men here tonight, Bane.†   (source)
  • Suddenly BANE steps forward into the light.†   (source)
  • Two words leaped out at her, burning into her eyes: "MAGNUS BANE."†   (source)
  • BANE: There is a black cloud around your son, a dangerous black cloud.†   (source)
  • "I know your name, Magnus Bane," said the Inquisitor.†   (source)
  • He wondered whether it had been Bane who had kicked Firenze in the chest.†   (source)
  • Bane gave no sign that he had ever seen Harry before.†   (source)
  • BANE: I can only tell you what I know ….†   (source)
  • I don't think Magnus Bane is real either," scoffed the first.†   (source)
  • Only one had a name written over it: bane.†   (source)
  • Maybe the black cloud Bane saw was Albus's loneliness.†   (source)
  • They're not his!' interrupted Bane contemptuously.†   (source)
  • He didn't cure Alec; that was Magnus Bane.†   (source)
  • BANE: A black cloud that may endanger us all.†   (source)
  • A knife, a pillow, a cup of heart's bane?†   (source)
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