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Word: bane

Definition: posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous


Sentences Containing 'bane'

They may even prove useful, by exciting curiosity, and destroying that implicit faith and security, which is the bane of all reasoning and free enquiry.
They were presided over nominally by my mother, but really by Mr. Murdstone and his sister, who were always present, and found them a favourable occasion for giving my mother lessons in that miscalled firmness, which was the bane of both our lives.

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