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 Meanings and Examples of BANE
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bane
 n.  something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
Classic Sentence:
1  But this long debt of confidence, due from me to him, whose bane and ruin I have been, shall at length be paid.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
2  I am your faithful slave and to you alone I can confess that my children are the bane of my life.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I
3  He seemed so confident that I, remembering my own confidence two nights before and with the baneful result, felt awe and vague terror.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  Lucy's little brother was the bane of her existence: his attempts to make her life miserable worked so well that she could have poisoned him.
2  A swine over fat is the cause of his own bane.
3  Keeping noise levels low is the bane of airport administration.