curse


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They began to weep and their curses struggled in their throats with sobs.
He carried my trespass to his betters; I was stubborn; wherefore, presently upon my head and upon all heads that were dear to me, fell the curse of Rome.
Gentlemen, the Duke does really feel the bitterness about the curse that he uttered just now.
Why doesn't he conceal the family curse better, if he's really so ashamed of it?
I don't suggest you're either more snobbish or more morbid than the rest of us: but don't you feel in a vague way that a genuine old family curse is rather a fine thing to have?
He doesn't conceal his wig, he doesn't conceal his blood, he doesn't conceal his family curse, he doesn't conceal the family crimes--but--"
He really was morbid about it; and it is likely enough that he did invoke it as a kind of curse in the violent scene (which undoubtedly happened) in which he struck Green with the decanter.
Because testing for the current study began after the team's 2004 championship, participants were asked to recall their beliefs about the curse retrospectively, subsequent to the team's championship.
The Red Sox were the victims of a nearly century-long curse.
Archaeological evidence such as Gaulish curse texts, Celtic Latin Curse tablets from the Alpine regions of Britain, and fragments of Old Brittonic tablets uncovered from Roman Bath is contemplated at length.
Over the past few years a topic of discussion in the reinsurance industry has been something economists call the Winner's Curse.
3 : evil or misfortune that comes as if in answer to someone's request <The land suffered the curse of drought.