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bane

(bān),
A poison or blight.
[O.E. bana]
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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.
For prayers are as daughters to great Jove; halt, wrinkled, with eyes askance, they follow in the footsteps of sin, who, being fierce and fleet of foot, leaves them far behind him, and ever baneful to mankind outstrips them even to the ends of the world; but nevertheless the prayers come hobbling and healing after.
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.
He wrote: 'If the basis of a popular [people's] government during a revolution is both virtue and terror; virtue, without which terror is baneful, harmful and destructive; terror, without which virtue is powerless.' The pragmatic approach meant that if the aristocracy was ruining the economy and keeping people poor and we needed to get rid of them, then get used to and accept that many heads would be rolling off the blade of the guillotine.
Which makes Imee's latest statement - that linking her to the death of Trajano is 'unfair' and leaves her 'mystified,' because she was too young in 1977 - yet another lie, the latest in the blizzard of untruths she has brazenly unleashed on the nation, and even more baneful than the string of fraudulent academic qualifications she laid claim to during the recent senatorial campaign.
It is hoped that institutions and pillars of the State would avoid confrontation, as clash between institutions is baneful.
Much like the clothes that play on the balance between past construction and present deconstruction on a palette of subtle creams, juxtapositioned with fluorescent neon shades; channelling the contrasting idea of how the same symbol can be both favourable for one culture and baneful for another.
If the majority of the regional leaders in attendance understood the hurt feelings of Misuari, they also understood his baneful attitude.
Fortuitously, the international crude oil prices have dropped which is also baneful for this political government.
Operating on this principle, Gen Zia overloaded school curricula with Arabic and religious content during his baneful military rule.
In his famous Farewell Address, he warned us against "the baneful effects of the spirit of [political] party." A political party, he wrote, "agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection.
By-and-large, we have thus far done very little, and in any case nothing spectacular, about this baneful affliction.