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  • s  exceedingly harmful
  • s  deadly or sinister

  • He uses words like "epistemologically" and "baneful.
  • The Admiral was selected in 1918 to fulfill the baneful task of handing over the stricken Empire's fleet to the enemy.
  • However, Moscow's Literary Gazette recently complained that Caldwell "in his latest works has fallen victim to the baneful influence of anti-popular, decadent ideas.
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  • As Michael Lewis Agrees, HFT Makes Investors Better Off
    In the furore about Michael Lewis' new book, Flash Boys, some of us have been trying to make the point that high frequency trading, HFT, may or may not have the baneful effects that Lewis is detailing, but it most certainly has had the effect of reducing trading costs for [...]
    April 7, 2014 - Forbes

  • George Washington in Huffington Post (blog)
    George Washington cautioned in his farewell address "against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally...... It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but in those of the popular...
  • Benazir Bhutto in The National
    Iqbal Akhund, a former diplomat and senior aide to Bhutto, writing on her first government, described the general perception of Mr Zardari as the "one whose baneful influence and insatiable greed, whose activism as 'The First Husband' and...

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