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curse

(kers),
An affliction thought to be invoked by a malevolent spirit.

curse

(kŭrs)
An affliction thought to be invoked by an evil spirit.

curse

(kĕrs)
1. To attempt to inflict injury by appeal to a malevolent supernatural power.
2. Injury assumed to have been inflicted by a malevolent supernatural power.
3. To use foul, offensive language.
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Imran's remarks were followed by repeated curses hurled at the parliament by Sheikh Rasheed, who also announced his resignation from the assembly.
But the curses can be altered: When the rare blood-red moon rises, one person in the family can change his or her curse.
Meanwhile, Virginia, New Mexico, Alaska, Utah, and North Dakota take the lead when it comes to "soft" curses.
Many of those who use those curses will feel more infuriated, as if they were the only ones entitled to use such words.
Among the greatest merits of the book is the fact that Kitz does not share the common view that curses in ancient Near Eastern societies were regarded as magical or self-fulfilling wishes.
For Quiring, this structure is purposeful, a subtle addition to an argument concerning the curses peculiar temporality in which the past and the future collapse into each other.
The Iceman Curse In 1991, the 5,300-year old body of a murdered hunter was found in the Alps.
Two of the most well-known sports curses have implicated the Boston Red Sox ("The Curse of the Bambino") and the Chicago Cubs ("The Curse of the Billy Goat").
Vivian lives in a world where fairy tale curses are real.
Sometimes these curses have a picture of a person bound up, sometimes even with snakes," says Hollmann.
And talking of curses, the cancellations set singer-songwriter Julie Matthews thinking.