What does the word bane mean?

Usage examples for bane

  1. But after about six months he himself was slain in a small fight with the Mormaer or Earl of the Mearns, and Donald Bane continued to reign for about three years, in conjunction with Edmund, a son of Malcolm and Margaret. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  2. Illustrious Italians, from Dante downwards, denounced the love of power and money of the Church as the bane of Italy. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  3. Of jealousy, our beings bane, Mark the small cause, and the most dreadful pain. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle