• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Banefully. n. Bane′fulness.
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  • Thomas Paine
    “Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.”
  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes
    “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.”
  • John Milton
    “Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bana, a murderer; Ice. bani, death.


In literature:

How bitterly did he deplore party spirit, the bane of German life, which seemed each year to gain ground!
"Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire" by James Wycliffe Headlam
Banes, distinction of, by a beggar.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
They are the bane of the country.
"The Three Brides" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The baneful star that had so long shed its blasting influence in my zenith for once made a revolution to the nadir.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
The baneful fiend makes use of unjustifiable means to conceal her wicked designs and prevent discovery.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
Beware of the baneful effects of party spirit and of the ruin to which its extremes must lead.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Nevertheless, though he was quite alone, he had to affect that the telephone was his bane.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Six vikings fell there, and of all of them was Grettir the bane.
"The Story of Grettir The Strong" by Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
These persons are the bane of the enterprises in which they condescend to meddle.
"The Human Machine" by E. Arnold Bennett
God did not put him to death immediately, but permitted him to have 930 years of experience that he might learn the baneful effects of sin.
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford

In poetry:

"The frost lay a' that winter thro';
The yird was hard as ony stane;
An' famine to the cottars cam',
An' crined them doun to skin an' bane.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
"Mony a one for him makes mane,
But nane sall ken whae he is gane,
Oer his white banes, when they are bare,
The wind sall blaw for evermair."
"The Twa Corbies" by Anonymous British
My he'rt is fu' an' unco sair
At tales o' wrang, an' wrath, an' guilt;
The flesh is creeping on my banes
To hear of a' the bluid that's spilt:
"The Aul' Kirkyard" by Janet Hamilton
The law excludes not boasting vain,
But rather feeds it to the my bane:
But gospel-grace allows no boasts,
Save in the King the Lord of hosts.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
"Wist England's king that I was ta'en,
Oh, gin a blythe man he wou'd be!
For ance I slew his sister's son,
And on his breast-bane brak a tree."
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,
And I'll pike out his bonny blue een;
Wi ae lock o his gowden hair
We'll theek our nest when it grows bare.
"The Twa Corbies" by Anonymous British

In news:

Bane Corbett has been surfing for six years.
Sooners Tweets 10.9 – Bronson Irwin is Batman's Bane .
Riley Bane had a big hand in her Fike High varsity volleyball teams three wins last week, making her this week's Thomas & Farris Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week.
'The Dark Knight Rises' review: The bane of Batman.
Sheriff Jesse Bane speaks about the death of Corporal Charles Licato, whom he called "fearless".
THE WILD SIDE by Scott Shalaway: The bane of summer - stings and bites.
Bane 's Plan to Bankrupt Batman Doesn't Make Any Sense.
Movie Review The Dark Knight Rises: Reign of Bane .
Conservative Bane Creator Says Rush Limbaugh's 'Dark Knight Rises' Conspiracy Theory Is Silly.
Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
IT WASN'T all bang bam pow for actor Tom Hardy while playing the hulking villain Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises.".
Hardy as Bane climbed atop the Batmobile to rally a throng of escaped prisoners — and then promptly crumpled.
See any resemblance between Mitt Romney (left) and the Dark Knight Rises villain Bane (right).
View full size Warner Bros Batman (Christian Bale) motors through Gotham City to try to save it from the evil Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises".
Oil has made us billions and fueled our economic stability, but oil has also become the bane of our existence.

In science:

Apart from providing solution to the general topology, we study the statistical properties of the solution, such as whether the estimators are minimum-variance unbiased estimators (MVUE); and/or the estimate obtained is the best asymptotically normal estimates (BANE), etc.
Loss Tomography from Tree Topologies to General Topologies
When θi ∈ (0, 1), i ∈ V \ S, √n( ˆθi − θi ) converges in distribution as n → ∞ to an |E | dimensional Gaussian random variable with mean 0 and covariance matrix I −1 (θ), i.e. √n( ˆθ − θ) D−→ N (0, I −1 (θ)) and ˆθi is the best asymptotically normal estimate (BANE).
Loss Tomography from Tree Topologies to General Topologies
Notwithstanding that nomenclature is the bane of this field, the conference necessarily began with definitions of common terms for types of blazars, RBL and XBL, LBL and HBL, red and blue.
Issues in Blazar Research