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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.
Every single male who finds fault with the thought-provoking Grihalakshmi image is an open advocate of our baneful patriarchal system and every single woman who berates model Gilu is only abetting that historic sin.
And since then the various federal and state governments, both APC and PDP have got the message and are trying to govern justly but they can not overturn the baneful legacy of governments overnight.
QUETTA: The murdering and raping of innocent girls are condemnable and back-sign on our society, these type of incidents are happing consistently but no one is taking serious this baneful act, Chairman Hurmat Naswa Foundation and famous Human Rights activist Miss Hameeda Ali Hazar has stated in his statement released on Thursday.
A candid and honest approach in our interactions and dealings will go a long way in jettisoning various social problems and baneful social trends,' Sheikh Rashid said.
It is no secret that Hezbollah is a terrorist group supported by Iran, which is as baneful as Daesh.
Our courts must be freed from political and other baneful influences, so that they may function with the same integrity and impartially which have made our Supreme Court the fortress of law and justice.
I became acquainted with the German language for the first time when an interrogating NCO gave me a rather baneful look, drew his hand across his throat and quite cheerfully said, 'Morgens.
There are many factors, but among the most influential is that dead-end of modern philosophy called postmodernism, which has had two baneful effects.
Yet more gallingly, the states have got involved in this baneful enterprise quite intensely and intensively.