curse

01. Please don't [curse] in front of the children; I don't want them to learn your bad language.
02. The old man [cursed] at the young boys who broke his window with a rock, calling them every bad word he knew.
03. I [cursed] myself for forgetting my swimming goggles when I got to the beach.
04. The witch put a [curse] on the princess to make her sleep until a prince awoke her with a kiss.
05. My wife has been [cursed] with a terrible memory for names; she even forgets mine sometimes.
06. Protesters were [cursing] the government for failing to keep the promises it made during the election.
07. When he told her he wanted to break up, she [cursed] him and then burst into tears.
08. The witch put a [curse] on the princess to make her sleep for a hundred years.
09. Only a kiss from a prince could lift the [curse] from the princess and allow her to awaken.
10. Ignorance is a [curse] which keeps our people from improving their lives.
11. The evil sorceress put a [curse] on all the baby fairies to keep them from learning how to fly.
12. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that it is better to light a candle than to [curse] the darkness.
13. William Gladstone once said that selfishness is the greatest [curse] of the human race.
14. Carlos Castaneda wrote that the basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a [curse].
15. African witchdoctors are said to have magical powers that help them make predictions, remove [curses], and establish links with ancestral spirits.
16. Voodoo ceremonies in Haiti are sometimes held to place a [curse] on someone.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • curse — n Curse, imprecation, malediction, anathema are comparable when they denote a denunciation that conveys a wish or threat of evil. Curse (opposed to blessing)usually implies a call upon God or a supernatural power to visit punishment or disaster… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Curse — Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil pronounced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curse — (k?rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cursed} (k?rst) or {Curst}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cursing}.] [AS. cursian, corsian, perh. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. korse to make the sign of the cross, Sw. korsa, fr. Dan. & Sw. kors cross, Icel kross, all these Scand.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curse — [kʉrs] n. [ME & Late OE n. curs, v. cursian: prob. < L cursus (see COURSE), used of the course of daily liturgical prayers and of the set of imprecations in the formal recital of offenses entailing excommunication; hence, consignment to an… …   English World dictionary

  • Curse — Curse, v. i. To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear. [1913 Webster] Then began he to curse and to swear. Matt. xxi. 74. [1913 Webster] His spirits hear me, And yet I need must curse. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curse — (n.) late O.E. curs a prayer that evil or harm befall one, of uncertain origin, perhaps from O.Fr. curuz anger, or L. cursus course. Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. The verb is O.E.… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • curse — index expletive, imprecation, malediction, malign, proscribe (denounce) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Curse — For other uses, see Curse (disambiguation). A woman makes a cursing ritual ceremony, by Hokusai A curse (also called execration) is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity one or… …   Wikipedia

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