Bigness is the bane of any creative or responsive activity, and publishing is no exception.
The agenda is likely to focus on Syria, which has been a bane to the pope since taking office last March.
Conversely, the law is the bane of criminal defense lawyers.
Because of its addictive nature and physical effects, bane has it constantly injected into the base of his neck via a mask.
The bane of my existence is the synopses that publishers request for a new novel or series.
But his fiery temper oft proved his bane, and in the end it led him to ruin and death.
He was skilled in many things, he said, but his temper was hot, and had oftentimes been his bane.
If they bane twice so big this year, they be full now from the snows and rains.
Wretched in sooth were they who found a wretched death to the bane of their houses.
I have ever been of opinion that the policy pursued by England towards this country has been the bane of its happiness.
Old English bana "killer, slayer, murderer; the devil," from Proto-Germanic *banon, cognate with *banja- "wound" (cf. Old Frisian bona "murderer," Old Norse bani, Old High German bana "murder," Old English benn "wound," Gothic banja "stroke, wound"), from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill, wound" (cf. Avestan banta "ill"). Modern sense of "that which causes ruin or woe" is from 1570s.