Usage examples for bane

  1. The very numbers of the Southrons, and the mixed discipline of their army, proved its bane. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. " That 'yes' has been my bane and antidote," answered Tom, rallying for a new and still more desperate charge. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. That very physical preponderance and animal beauty was perhaps his bane, for his comrades were so many, and his love adventures so innumerable, that they left him no time for serious ambition. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  4. She has been the bane of my life! – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  5. It might be good for hogs, but it was a form of monks' bane, as it were. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  6. Ay, wise men always carry witch- bane When they've to do with women. – Krindlesyke by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  7. A fat man stepped through the door, groaning and puffing as if the task of carrying his huge body through life were the bane of his existence. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  8. But prodigality was the bane of the Yonges, and not much more than one hundred years later it passed away from Sir Walter's ruined grandson, and was bought by Sir John Kennaway. – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote
  9. That bashfulness, however, which has been my bane through life, prevented me. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  10. The power of e mute in words like cane, bane, tune, robe, pope, fire, cure, tube, has already been noticed. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  11. That fellow was born to be the bane of my life. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  12. The blackness upon which the pirates had counted as an advantage had proved their bane. – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  13. You behold there, he said, now happily in fragments, the bane of my existence. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  14. For many years the one crop system has been the bane of the cotton belt. – How to Prosper in Boll Weevil Territory by G. H. Alford
  15. If such had been the universal sentiments of mankind, and they had acted accordingly, persecution, the bane of truth and nurse of error, with her bloody axe and flaming hand, would never have turned so great a part of the world into a field of blood. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  16. This has been my bane. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  17. Care builds her nest far down the heart's recesses, There broods o'er dark, untold distresses, Restless she sits, and scares thy joy and peace away; She puts on some new mask with each new day, Herself as house and home, as wife and child presenting, As fire and water, bane and blade; What never hits makes thee afraid, And what is never lost she keeps thee still lamenting. – Faust by Goethe
  18. " Conventions," sighed Trix, " are the bane of one's existence. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  19. I bane on time. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson