• The princess stands, free of the curse
    The princess stands, free of the curse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cursed deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed","cursed with four daughter","not a cursed drop","his cursed stupidity","I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
    • adj cursed in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell "poor damned souls"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1649, Massachusetts's Puritan government ruled the following: "Any childe over 16 who shall CURSE or SMITE their natural FATHER or MOTHER, or act in a STUBBORNE or REBELLIOUS manner shall be put to death."
    • a Cursed Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable. "Let us fly this cursed place.""This cursed quarrel be no more renewed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It's against the law in Willowdale, Oregon, for a husband to curse during sex.
    • cursed Being under a curse; blasted by a curse; afflicted; vexed; tormented.
    • cursed Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable; wicked.
    • cursed Execrable; wretched: used as a hyperbolical expletive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cursed under a curse: blasted by a curse: hateful
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  • Edward M. Forster
    “I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
    “The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.”
  • William A. Ward
    “Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!”
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    “And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.”


A light purse is a heavy curse - Life is difficult when you don't have much money.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cursiancurs, a curse; ety. dub.; not conn. with Cross.


In literature:

Ah, I was cursed, cursed with the Trewinion's curse!
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
But with a curse at Ato and Odin, Hagen lifted his chin high and followed his men from the room.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
But be not terrified; you have driven that cursed Faustus out of his wits.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
It merely awakened another, who cursed the first sleepily.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
With fury he cursed the President, but above all he cursed the men of his own party who had faltered.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
May you be cursed with a woman-devil like I am.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
My curse rest on Nika!
"Saronia" by Richard Short
He can curse, and swear, and break things.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Through me, to my curse, all lost as I am lost!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Buckley, in stammering, shocked rage, began to curse Gordon's clumsiness, and, in his excitement, the wound bled more redly.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer

In poetry:

He went away to search it
With a curse upon his tongue:
And in his hand the staff of life,
Made music as it swung.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
The road was rocks and wilderness
And never a sign of a town,
It tapered up a wicked hill,
I tried to curse it down,
"The Bachelor" by John Crowe Ransom
I am ill, and near my end--
With an apple hasten to me.
I shall curse thee if thou send
Strange physicians to undo me.
"Yesternight I Walked Abroad" by Anonymous European
Amroth beheld the fading shore
Now low beyond the swell,
And cursed the faithless ship that bore
Him far from Nimrodel.
"Nimrodel" by J R R Tolkien
Tell her how her lover, mourning,
Thinks each lazy day a year,
Cursing every morn returning,
Since Corinna is not here.
"Songs Set To Music: 26. " by Matthew Prior
Life seems of life by life bereft
Through some immitigable curse,
And Man sole moral being left
In a non-moral Universe.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Reporter Aaron Krause, who has the desk directly to my right, kept saying last week he might actually go see "Curse of the Flesh" this past weekend.
Want to hear the one curse word, one profanity, one obscenity in a quarterback's vocabulary worse than all the rest.
Unsolicited advertising is one of the primary curses of electronic communication.
0 W hat a perfect confection the first Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) was, droll and thrilling, marvelously fresh.
Romanian Senate was worried it would be cursed.
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner Curse of the Wild Weed Flower 0:05:58 ().
Being born into a famous family can be an artist's greatest blessing or most reviled curse.
The Dalai Lama didn't curse at a Brown University event, the college swears — even if the closed captioning said differently.
Producers on the cursed Cinemax action drama will decide next week when to resume production while doctors reassess Chris Vance's condition.
When it comes to traveling, my oldest daughter thinks she's cursed.
I don't know about "cursed," but she definitely has had her share of mishaps.
If you believe one study of what Buffalonians say on Twitter, we're the City of Cursing Sailors.
Ending the curse of child brides, one $25 goat at a time .
The rapper was captured on video by TMZ cursing at Mariah on the set of American Idol, but now here are more serious accusations -- and ABC's Barbara Walters, believe it or not, is right in the middle of the dispute.
Officers cited a man for violating the county's daytime noise violation Sunday afternoon after people complained he was cursing and barking like a dog in his yard in the 100 block of Brentwood Drive, Athens-Clarke police said.

In science:

However, it suffers from curse of dimensionality with increasing the number of the stochastic dimensions.
A hybrid HDMR for mixed multiscale finite element method with application for flows in random porous media
To overcome the curse of dimensionality we have to find appropriate formats which allow cheap computations of matrix products and inner products, but still guarantee proper approximation properties.
Computations in Quantum Tensor Networks
But if more parameters are used in the analysis the statistics of the Monte Carlo simulated events, necessary for training of the net, have to be increased in proportion (curse of dimensionality ).
Image and Non-Image Parameters of Atmospheric Cherenkov Events: a comparative study of their gamma-ray/hadron classification potential in UHE regime
However, Monte Carlo sampling the nuisance parameters does not suffer from the curse of dimensionality and serves as a more robust approximation of the full construction than the profile method.
Frequentist Hypothesis Testing with Background Uncertainty
Furthermore, because of the saturated alternative, the curse-ofdimensionality problem arises in implementation and power.
Sieve empirical likelihood ratio tests for nonparametric functions