Outsiders are the bane of the police as of other professions.
These garments, made by my mother's own hands, had long been the bane of my existence.
Every bane has its corresponding antidote; if so, there may be physic even for a philter.
It was the bane of a low connexion poisoned all hope of recovery.
The scorn of that old woman at Houghton, had been the bane of her existence.