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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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The National Assembly on January18 condemned Pakistan Thereek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid for cursing the parliament in the multi-party opposition protest on Wednesday as it adopted a resolution against the two leaders.
Prosecutors accused the 40-year-old suspect of cursing his countrymen in public and belittling them and verbally threatening to kill them.
In a Stanford University study conducted by Timothy Jay, on 'Why We Curse - A Neuro-Psycho-Social Theory of Speech,' he writes that cursing is an emotional element of language that alters the way we view ourselves and others.
as well as texts from the Hebrew Bible, it centers on cursing as a phenomenon in various areas of social life.
As part of her contributions to the All Along The Wall song and poetry show, Julie had written a song called Cursing Stone.
You'll be so bummed about having to cough up your cash that you'll put the kibosh on the cursing.
Regarding the furore over his Cursing Stone in Carlisle he said he was amazed people in the city and local councillors there ever considered removing it.
But first, she clarifies: Are we talking about cursing versus swearing, epithets versus insults, obscenity versus profanity?
A COUNCIL will decide tonight whether to destroy a Cursing Stone which has brought misfortune of 'biblical proportions' to their city.
They say Carlisle has suffered floods, fire and pestilence since a cursing stone was laid in the city.
The LORD shall send upon Francis Slay and anyone who helps him cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings.
I'd bet you'd hear more cursing in a conversation between a pair of congressmen than you would from two drunks in a bar fight.

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