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  • n  something causing misery or death
    the bane of my life

  • Injury is the bane of quick cricket. The intensity and the long haul is definite to make things worse.
  • So what could be more welcome than two new books assailing this bane of modern family life: The Homework Myth (Da Capo Press; 243 pages), by Alfie Kohn, the prolific, perpetual .
  • The current administration in Tehran is led by Ahmadinejad, whose confrontational stance has been the bane of Washington.
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  • Dwight Yoakam in Los Angeles Times
    That's the bane of living on the West Coast,Yoakam said.
  • Joe Maddon in ESPN
    The road was a big part of our bane last year. To do that here, I was really pleased -- and I think it may carry over,manager Joe Maddon said. "You remember how many times last year we didn't finish it off. Tonight, we finished it off."
  • Thomas Schieffer in
    Terrorism is the bane of our time. By passing this legislation, Japan has demonstrated its willingness to stand with those who are trying to create a safer, more tolerant world,US ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said.

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