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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

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

What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
Elbridge Gerry

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

I'm very impatient. I am. That's the bane of my game. I don't think about what I'm going to do - I just go hit it, I don't stop to wait and think. Costs me two shots a round.
Brett Hull
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Bane Translations

bane in German is Verderben, Ruin

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