Children, even when they are difficult, deserve not to be seen as curses or blights or punishments.
Either fondly or with curses, it is a time to look back at a year grown familiar to us now.
Connors should be applauded for substituting less harmful words in place of curses.
That was before my past caught up with me and died, spitting blood and curses on the rug.
Who talks about sports “curses” as much as the fans who stubbornly remain fans in the face of such curses?
The silence and the inactivity startled her into a sense of them, as no noise or movement, curses or blows, could have done.
A yell of rage swept them, and a dozen men sprang toward him with curses.
And certainly my hope Had fail'd not, but that he, whom curses light on, The' high priest again seduc'd me into sin.
But there was no difficulty in perceiving the difference between smiles and frowns, between blessings and curses.
The Colonel secures the missive, tears the envelope to shreds, runs his eye over the trivial contents, and curses the War.
late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
A set of subroutines in Unix for handling navigation on a terminal screen using the cursor.
denounced by God against the serpent (Gen. 3:14), and against Cain (4:11). These divine maledictions carried their effect with them. Prophetical curses were sometimes pronounced by holy men (Gen. 9:25; 49:7; Deut. 27:15; Josh. 6:26). Such curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge, they are predictions. No one on pain of death shall curse father or mother (Ex. 21:17), nor the prince of his people (22:28), nor the deaf (Lev. 19:14). Cursing God or blaspheming was punishable by death (Lev. 24:10-16). The words "curse God and die" (R.V., "renounce God and die"), used by Job's wife (Job 2:9), have been variously interpreted. Perhaps they simply mean that as nothing but death was expected, God would by this cursing at once interpose and destroy Job, and so put an end to his sufferings.