Examples from the Web for bugbear
They are discovering that they have been fighting a bugbear; also, that their legislation against the bugbear cannot legislate.
Of all the fearsome beasts beneath the sun The Bugbear is the most appalling one.A Phenomenal Fauna|Carolyn Wells
Europe needs a bugbear, a watchword that threatens, a name that makes itself feared.Fragments of an Autobiography|Felix Moscheles
That bugbear had been effectually squelched after he had told how kind the two Armstrong boys had shown themselves to him.The Pioneer Boys of the Ohio|Harrison Adams
But to the world no bugbear is so great, As want of figure, and a small estate.Essay on Man|Alexander Pope