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Below you will find the definition of baneful, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - deadly or sinister
EXAMPLES - Baneful in a Sentence
- That man Clarke has some kind of baneful influence over her. (source)
- Now the stone was a baneful pus-yellow color, nearly spherical. (source)
- Tea also reflected the baneful influence of the temperance movement. (source)
- The baneful influence of the drug lords has provided fuel to enemies of NAFTA. (source)
- Any journalist worth his Kool-Aid can recite the baneful litany of President Obama's inheritances. (source)
- Yes it would be a baneful herald of the apocalypse for children to read the dictionary of all things. (source)
- We need decent science education in schools again, free of the baneful influence of religious followers. (source)
- Of all the cankers of human happiness, none corrodes it with so silent, yet so baneful a tooth, as indolence. (source)
- But until the baneful influence of left-wing ideology over teacher training is removed, nothing will get any better. (source)
- Such crackpottery is baneful, but it is characteristic of parties and political movements when they are out of power. (source)
- Earth the grain-giver yields up to her its store of drugs, whereo many be healing, mingled in the cup, and many baneful. (source)
- Reading about those streets and alleys, as I readily head down the Riverwalk, the whole picture changes to a baneful scenery. (source)
- Andea Yates who killed her children had the baneful influence of her minister as well as the psychiatrist brain drugging agents. (source)
- Figures of those who taught the good and sanative Use of Plants; the last taught their poisonous, baneful, and diabolick Qualities. (source)
- He almost always lived up to that duty, but the one time he manifestly fell short, it ended up having great and baneful consequences. (source)
- With a bit of luck, even the dimmest of the sheeple will shrink from electing them for another term of baneful policies and baleful ideology. (source)
- Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally. (source)
- But if the Amazin's aim to turn things around in the coming decade, they must avoid repeating their two most baneful blunders from the previous one. (source)
- In the cultural sphere, this baneful development was anticipated by Mercouri's discovery of the hot-button issue that would secure her second career. (source)
- I believe removing such artificial stimulus is needed so the country can immediately begin de-leveraging and to prevent the accumulation of yet more baneful debt. (source)
- Millions of Americans would consider Larry Flynt the epitome of unregenerate bad taste, a redneck vulgarian whose contribution to the culture has been baneful at best. (source)
- To the north of here, the high desert is getting soaked with what ought to be Sentarshadeen's rainfall, as the clouds pile against an ethereal barrier created by baneful magic. (source)
- Such vilification exhumes the baneful and destructive pattern from our nation's past when the disenchanted seek scapegoats and turn their frustration into pernicious demonization. (source)
- The police have actually been under attack since the mid 1960's from elements that are inimical to the interests of the UK and whose baneful influence has deeply undermined the policing function. (source)
- I should note that I cannot be accused of self interest in taking exception to those who lament the baneful influence of baby boomers on our current politics, having myself been born well before the boom. (source)
- It would facilitate and foster the baneful practice of secessions... a practice which leads more directly to public convulsions, and the ruin of popular governments, than any other which has yet been displayed among us. (source)
- Most disturbing, however, is the strong probability that neither Mr. Crovitz's synthesis nor Judge Posner's argument itself will be read or understood by enough voting Americans to significantly alter a baneful status quo. (source)
- 'Ah, my dear Miss Camilla,' cried Edgar, with energy, 'since you feel and own ... and with you, that is always one ... this baneful deficiency, drop, or at least suspend an intercourse too hazardous to be indulged with propriety! (source)
- He was left to fight alone on issues that are nearly as baneful today as segregation was in our parents' time: climate change, and an unfair economy leaving millions without work and their children hungry and without medical care. (source)
- That person who, without an iota of irony or self-dramatizing exaggeration (Rush Limbaugh, in that sense, is rather a kitten), really believes the nation has descended into a malignant state and can only be saved by baneful and constant censure? (source)
- Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. (source)
- While there are some things about the "postmodern" critique of culture with which I agree, one of its most baneful conseqeunces is the way in which it has swept up what was postmodern fiction into its smothering arms and blocked our view of what this fiction is really like. (source)
- Yesterday, Agricola made me read an article in a newspaper, in which violent blame and bitter irony are by turns employed, to attack what they call the baneful tendencies of some of the lower orders, to improve themselves, to write, to read the poets, and sometimes to make verses. (source)
- The latter demand, so entirely out of her power to grant, gave to her the mental strength she had yet sought in vain; and determining to end this baneful secret, she seized her own first moment of emotion to relate to her father the whole of her distresses, and cast herself upon his mercy. (source)
- Ashok Khajuria hailed the initiative of the renowned Delhi-based intellectuals, including former diplomats, senior editors, and ex-top ranking military officials, designed to neutralized the baneful influence of those in the country who have virtually joined the Kashmiri-separatists and demanded independence for Kashmir from India. (source)
- Ma Zhaoxu, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in a separate statement: We demand the U.S. side seriously consider China's stance, immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact, stop interfering in China's internal affairs and cease to connive and support anti-China separatist forces that seek 'Tibetan independence.' (source)
- Forgive me if, like her, I suspect the motives of a government faced with the ire of bereaved parents or parents with children in the grip of autism, not mention the crippling financial penalties of class actions should they be found to have encouraged a procedure, to cut costs, that turned out to be so baneful or even fatal for children. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 42.0, which suggests that "baneful" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 18 synonyms for baneful.
baleful, calamitous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, disastrous, evil, fatal, harmful, hurtful, malefic, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, venomous, wicked
We have 6 antonyms for baneful.
advantageous, beneficial, beneficient, fortunate, helpful, lucky
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of baneful from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful. See Usage Note at baleful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Exceedingly harmful; causing harm, death, ruin.
- (adjective) Deadly or sinister.
- (adjective) Portending disaster.
- (adjective) Poisonous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; injurious; noxious; pernicious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Destructive; pernicious; poisonous: as, “baneful wrath,”
- (None) “baneful hemlock,”
- (None) Synonyms Hurtful, harmful, mischievous, deadly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) deadly or sinister
- (adjective) exceedingly harmful