Harry can take some comfort in the fact that he is not the first, nor will he be the last prince, to be cursed by his birth.
Cubans are cursed whether they find a means of escape or remain.
He is regarded as something of a modern-day Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of remembrance, with ghosts that ought to be cursed.
Handing the phone to the detective, Benton buried his head in his hands and cursed, the investigator said in court.
Black people, the church had taught, had been cursed by God and were not allowed to enter the priesthood.
And all the while, till Henriques was out of hearing, he cursed me with a noble gift of tongues.
Often he cursed himself as a wretch for paining that pure and noble heart.
He sat in the growing twilight and cursed himself for a fool.
Vivian, of course, cursed ambition, as all men do whilst they are in love.
She hated herself for the thought; she could have cursed herself.
late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
denounced by God against the serpent (Gen. 3:14), and against Cain (4:11). These divine maledictions carried their effect with them. Prophetical curses were sometimes pronounced by holy men (Gen. 9:25; 49:7; Deut. 27:15; Josh. 6:26). Such curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge, they are predictions. No one on pain of death shall curse father or mother (Ex. 21:17), nor the prince of his people (22:28), nor the deaf (Lev. 19:14). Cursing God or blaspheming was punishable by death (Lev. 24:10-16). The words "curse God and die" (R.V., "renounce God and die"), used by Job's wife (Job 2:9), have been variously interpreted. Perhaps they simply mean that as nothing but death was expected, God would by this cursing at once interpose and destroy Job, and so put an end to his sufferings.