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bane

(bān),
A poison or blight.
[O.E. bana]
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At my parish, beside the CBW II, my seat holds a baneful blue "Glory and Praise Hymnal" which includes such golden oldies as "All our Joy" and "Rainbow.
When, as Washington Irving put it, "Style made its baneful appearance," (26), Ballston transformed to a haunt for the upper class and aspirants to it.
The Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) or Inter American Press Association (IAPA)--a business organization that includes media owners from Canada to Argentina, and which has played a baneful role in Latin American democratic history in the 20th century--took charge of spreading the annoying business lament, and throughout the region, the media began to utter words such as "censorship," "gag laws," "dictatorial laws," and "threats to press freedom.
Remember, my coreligionists, that on account of the vast number of our sins God has hurled us into the midst of these people, the Arabs, who have persecuted us severely , and passed baneful and discriminatory legislation against us.
Style was utterly wanting, and the whole school passed into thin air, not without leaving a baneful influence, a tradition of formlessness behind it" (p.
Now New York adds its quota to the fearful record, and we find another home wrecked through the baneful influences of this fatal habit.
His answer: "This point of view is not only baneful but also completely fallacious.
ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Expressing its deep concern over the ever-rising circular debt and its baneful implications for the economy, the Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Resources, constituted a Sub-Committee to identify causes of the vicious cycle of circular debt with a view to breaking-out of it urgently.
ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2009 (Frontier Star): Expressing its deep concern over the ever-rising circular debt and its baneful implications for the economy, the Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Resources, constituted a Sub-Committee to identify causes of the vicious cycle of circular debt with a view to breaking-out of it urgently.
Whether Maurice looked to education, law, medicine, or religion, homosexuality was spoken of only elliptically, in the merest "scraps of language," which made the condemnation of it all the more baneful.
The health, and the morals, and the industry, and the peace and prosperity of this country, have been for years and years sacrificed to this poisonous infernal liquor; and if parliament has any concern for the health, or the morals of the people, it should be immediately manifested by emancipating them from the baneful influence of whiskey, and giving them an wholesome beverage in place of a liquid poison.
Then answering his own question he said: "This point of view is not only baneful but also completely fallacious.