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BANE. This word was formerly used to signify a malefactor. Bract. 1. 2, t. 8, c. 1.

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At my parish, beside the CBW II, my seat holds a baneful blue "Glory and Praise Hymnal" which includes such golden oldies as "All our Joy" and "Rainbow." Such a collection might have been suitable for campfire sing-alongs in 1970s; now they are only suitable for the campfire.
Some present-day Republicans, apparently unable to control or modulate their individual and collective lust for power, are now mentally destabilizing citizens of this country further by their vitriolic and obstructionist rhetoric and their violently baneful and irresponsible acts.
When, as Washington Irving put it, "Style made its baneful appearance," (26), Ballston transformed to a haunt for the upper class and aspirants to it.
The Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) or Inter American Press Association (IAPA)--a business organization that includes media owners from Canada to Argentina, and which has played a baneful role in Latin American democratic history in the 20th century--took charge of spreading the annoying business lament, and throughout the region, the media began to utter words such as "censorship," "gag laws," "dictatorial laws," and "threats to press freedom."
But Beijing sharply criticised a similar report last year, saying it had a "baneful influence" on ties between the US and China.
Remember, my coreligionists, that on account of the vast number of our sins God has hurled us into the midst of these people, the Arabs, who have persecuted us severely , and passed baneful and discriminatory legislation against us....
China demanded the United States ''immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact and stop conniving and supporting anti-China separatist forces that seek 'Tibet independence,'' the report said.
He professes to have the interests of the town and the industry at heart, and just does not believe that his plan will have the baneful consequences that his opponents fear.
ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Expressing its deep concern over the ever-rising circular debt and its baneful implications for the economy, the Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Resources, constituted a Sub-Committee to identify causes of the vicious cycle of circular debt with a view to breaking-out of it urgently.
ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2009 (Frontier Star): Expressing its deep concern over the ever-rising circular debt and its baneful implications for the economy, the Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Resources, constituted a Sub-Committee to identify causes of the vicious cycle of circular debt with a view to breaking-out of it urgently.
The Nebraska Supreme Court had upheld the ban, writing, "The legislature had seen the baneful effects of permitting foreigners, who had taken residence in this country, to rear and educate their children in the language of their native land." Holmes sided with the Nebraska court and cast a silent dissenting vote.
"I consider the extravagance which has seized them as a more baneful evil than toryism was during the war," Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend in 1786.