The bane of my existence is the synopses that publishers request for a new novel or series.
The agenda is likely to focus on Syria, which has been a bane to the pope since taking office last March.
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises collectible statues for Batman, Catwoman, and bane are $130 each.
Old English bana "killer, slayer, murderer; the devil," from Proto-Germanic *banon, cognate with *banja- "wound" (cf. Old Frisian bona "murderer," Old Norse bani, Old High German bana "murder," Old English benn "wound," Gothic banja "stroke, wound"), from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill, wound" (cf. Avestan banta "ill"). Modern sense of "that which causes ruin or woe" is from 1570s.