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malediction


  • n  the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

  • A malediction seems to have plagued their cause from the very inception.
  • For all his good intentions, the mediator, unfortunately, was a recipient of repulsive malediction from both sides.
  • Only malediction ever discovered in any Pharaoh's tomb was in that of Amenhotep, threatening despoilers with poverty and ostracism, not death.
Quotes

  • Serena Williams in Telegraph.co.uk
    It's definitely been a vice of mine, my biggest vice, knowing that I can win without working hard. It's a blessing and a malediction, so to say. But this time, I think I've been training a little more. I am more confident,said Williams, the...
  • Sebastien Bourdais in San Francisco Chronicle
    I said, `It's like a malediction here in Milwaukee. It just keeps going on,'Bourdais said.
  • Elie Wiesel in UN News Centre
    Mr. Wiesel said Auschwitz was "an executioner's ideal of a kingdom of absolute evil and malediction."

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