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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURSES

Then there was a current of curses, a swift hissing of invective.

On every side arose shrieks, groans, exhortations and curses.

But Mr. Skillett was alive; his curses were heard above all other sounds.

Her filial piety gives her dreadful faith in a father's curses.

Curses have, as the wise man said, a habit of coming home to roost.

He was greeted with snarls by his kind, with curses and stones by his gods.

"You can't get away with it," Miro snarled, muttering a string of curses.

He accuses, he curses nobody; and does not regret that he was born.

Oedipus and Amyntor and Theseus cursed their children, and their curses took effect.

Then they left it with curses of content and went their ways.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.

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