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Definition of Bane


  1. That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.
  2. Destruction; death.
  3. Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.
  4. A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.
  5. To be the bane of; to ruin.

Bane Quotations

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
Thomas Paine

Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.
Olusegun Obasanjo

World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The bane of my existence is the synopses that publishers request for a new novel or series. That's where I'm really producing fiction - my final book never ends up looking like the synopsis.
Michelle Gagnon

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
Walter Savage Landor
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Bane Translations

bane in German is Verderben, Ruin
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