• The princess stands, free of the curse
    The princess stands, free of the curse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv cursedly in a damnable manner "kindly Arthur--so damnably , politely , endlessly persistent!"
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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."
    • adv Cursedly In a cursed manner; miserably; in a manner to be detested; enormously.
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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.
    • cursedly As one under a curse; miserably.
    • cursedly ; abominably; execrably: used in malediction.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “The time is out of joint. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right!”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.”
  • Edmund Waller
    Edmund Waller
    “Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!”
  • Bible
    “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]”
  • John Gay
    “An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.”


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


In literature:

He cursed each of them separately, swinging his long-lashed whip the while, and then damned the six in mass.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
It is the curse of kings to be so answered.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Speak not of them in the same breath, if you would not have me invoke curses on the dead!
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
The frantic cursing of the bystanders.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
Jud's curses filled the air.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
And it don't matter a curse to me if all hell freezes over, I'm going to make good.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
I will curse, and again, curse back.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
That I am this Ye are the cursed cause!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
They rose to curse the weather.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
I'm darned if I ever heard a more comprehensive kind of curse.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham

In poetry:

Let another hail him dear-
Little chance that he'll forget me!
Only need I curse and fear
Her he loved before he met me.
"Mortal Enemy" by Dorothy Parker
Thy Maker's curse thou may'st expect,
Within thy house to have;
On earth thy punishment may be,
Or thou go to thy grave.
"The False Swearer" by Susannah Hawkins
I marked an old man yesterday,
His body many-fingered grief
Distorted as a frozen leaf;
He fell, and cursed the rosy way.
"Lean Over Me" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
O! that every bondman now,
Through all that slave-cursed land,
Had each a heart like Margaret's,
Their freedom to demand.
"Liberty Or Death" by James Madison Bell
Oh, dear to old Dunolly's heart
His darling daughter seemed,
Yet when she fled, how pitiless
His bitter curse was deemed.
"Dunolly's Daughter" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Here in the battle beautiful,
Where fights the universe,
To God's far dream, the unknown good,
The bliss without a curse.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Started Saturday evening cursing the Longhorn Network, but ended the night wearing an LHN cap.
There was laughter and cursing, dancing and drinking.
Fans rushed to download Amy Winehouse's two albums after the beehive-haired British soul singer became the latest in a grim tally of rock stars to die at the seemingly cursed age of 27.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
'Louisiana Water Stories' Documents the Culture and Curses of SOLA .
Must be all that screaming, cursing, and Medicaid-cutting: Governor Spitzer's approval ratings plunged 13 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll, with only 48 percent happy with the governor's performance.
My thoughts and your thoughts on cursing after the jump.
I like to think that curse words are for those who have run out of intelligent things to say.
The Sugar Plum Fairy was fired for cursing, but a growing number of fans are hoping she'll get her job back.
Readers will recognize this as the adult novel because it's hardcover and several characters in it curse, enjoy X-rated sex and die gruesomely detailed deaths.
Sri Lanka, the cursed paradise that drips off the southern tip of India, may be on the verge of the first peace talks between the government and separatist Tamil rebels in seven years.
The Death Curse of Tartu Falls Upon the Cult Fiction Underground This Weekend.
Tax Day is upon us, the day in which every American prays for help, curses the Internal Revenue Service, and promises to get his tax returns done early next year.
Momentum builds as resurgent Down bid to end title curse.
Curse CEO Hubert Thieblot Doesn't See A Bright Future For StarCraft II In America.

In science:

Designing proposals which are wel l-defined on the infinite dimensional parameter space results in MCMC methods which do not suffer from the curse of dimensionality.
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
Social stigma as PWDs born in the family. There is a general belief that the family is cursed by God.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
In practice, on very high dimensional problems, K NNs can be very far away from each other in reality due to the effect of the curse of dimensionality.
Discovering Support and Affiliated Features from Very High Dimensions
Approximate nearest neighbors: Towards removing the curse of dimensionality.
Chernoff-Hoeffding Inequality and Applications
However, effective treatment of the curse-of-dimensionality still remains an open problem.
Non-intrusive Low-Rank Separated Approximation of High-Dimensional Stochastic Models