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bane as in:  bane of my existence

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  • He seemed so confident that I, remembering my own confidence two nights before and with the baneful result, felt awe and vague terror.†   (source)
  • If gold had developed and intensified and liberated the worst passions of men, so the spirit of that atmosphere had its baneful effect upon her.†   (source)
  • 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
  • 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)
    bane = continuing source of misery or difficulty
  • BANE: You've grown older.   (source)
    bane = a character in the story
  • Magnus like Magnus Bane?   (source)
  • Isildur's Bane is found.   (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)
    bane = a name in the story
  • "You missed the road to Bane," said Naab.   (source)
    bane = a character in the story
  • But this long debt of confidence, due from me to him, whose bane and ruin I have been, shall at length be paid.   (source)
    bane = cause of misery or recurring difficulty
  • Only one thing, I know: you said you were not as good as you should like to be, and that you regretted your own imperfection; — one thing I can comprehend: you intimated that to have a sullied memory was a perpetual bane.   (source)
    bane = source of trouble or unhappiness
  • The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists.†   (source)
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  • He spoke the word as if it were the bane of his existence.†   (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)
  • When I lifted my other leg onto the bane, I knew what to expect this time.†   (source)
  • Since our country's birth, the rebel forces have been the bane of our society.†   (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)
  • ...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)
  • "They're the bane of my existence," I say, referring to the freckles.†   (source)
  • Teirm-TEERM Trianna-TREE-ah-nuh Tronjheim-TRONJ-heem Uru'baen-OO-roo-bane Vrael-VRAIL Yazuac-YAA-zoo-ack Zar'roc-ZAR-rock THEANCIENTLANGUAGE: adurna-water Agaeti Blodhren-Blood-oath Celebration Aiedail-The Morning Star Argetlam-Silver Hand Atra esterni ono thelduin/Mor'ranr lifa unin hjarta onr/Un du evarinya ono varda.†   (source)
  • His condition was acne rosacea, not to be confused with the pedestrian acne vulgaris, the bane of many teenagers.†   (source)
  • And from this flower, the wise might concoct a poison so deadly that it is a bane to god and demon alike.†   (source)
  • The bane of Vlad's existence had just upgraded his equipment.†   (source)
  • Just last week I called you the bane of my existence.†   (source)
  • They call it wolf's bane, but it is bane to more than those poor creatures.†   (source)
  • Dragon's bane!†   (source)
  • Admirals have been the bane of my existence for quite some time.†   (source)
  • She was the bane of his existence.†   (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 a wrenching, sweet, nearly intolerable memory of the South which kept me awake through the whitening hours of dawn.†   (source)
  • I heard that he had been mistaken for a spy at Lund and had fled toward Bane.   (source)
    bane = a character in the story
  • Maybe he rode to Bane, but still we may find a way—   (source)
  • An innkeeper led me out the back way, gave me bread and water, and said: 'Take this road to Bane; it's sixteen miles.   (source)
  • Firenze saved me, but he shouldn't have done so.... Bane was furious...he was talking about interfering with what the planets say is going to happen.... They must show that Voldemort's coming back.... Bane thinks Firenze should have let Voldemort kill me.... I suppose that's written in the stars as well.†   (source)
  • The prophecy was clear: The bane of Olympus shows the trail.†   (source)
  • Giants' bane stands gold and pale, Won through pain from a woven jail.†   (source)
  • The giants' bane stands gold and pale, Won with pain from a woven jail.†   (source)
  • Anything that's a giants' bane is good for us, right?†   (source)
  • "Giants' bane stands gold and pale," Frank added, "Won through pain from a woven jail."†   (source)
  • "The giants' bane stands gold and pale," Hazel quoted.†   (source)
  • I thought you swore there'd be no wolf-men here tonight, Bane.†   (source)
  • Two words leaped out at her, burning into her eyes: "MAGNUS BANE."†   (source)
  • Only one had a name written over it: bane.†   (source)
  • I am Alcyoneus, the bane of Pluto, the new master of Death.†   (source)
  • If the gods are good, by now she has found Tormund Giants bane.†   (source)
  • A knife, a pillow, a cup of heart's bane?†   (source)
  • He was First Ranger by then, and the bane of all my people.†   (source)
  • He is Cuaroc, Hunter of the Nidhwal and Bane of the Urgals.†   (source)
  • "—because that prophecy called it the giants' bane," the coach continued.†   (source)
  • In particular he returned often to Isildur's Bane.†   (source)
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