If things were normal this introduction to the bete rouge would have seemed to me a tragedy.
Nothing can be more disagreeable to the scientist than a bete noir.
The weather, being practically the bete noire of our existence, came in for a good deal of abuse.
It is a morbid desire to wear the skates on my feet that has always been my bete noire.
At last I lost my bete noire, and found a place close to the door with nothing but a low pile of logs in my front.
Gif hwa on ceast eacniend wif gewerde, bete one fwyrdlan swa him domeras gereccan.
bete also signifies to mend or make up the fire; see l. 2292.
The gape worm may be termed the bete noir of the poultry-keeper—his greatest enemy—whether he be farmer or fancier.
Even the winter snows—forever its bete noire—did not discourage him, not for long, at any rate.
In fact the world is growing vile and bete, et vivent les Chinois!