Curse

Curse

, n. [AS. curs. See Curse, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
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Lady, you know no rules of charity,
Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.
Shak.
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2. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
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The priest shall write these curses in a book.
Num. v. 23.
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Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
Old Proverb.
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3. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
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The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance.
Shak.
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All that I eat, or drink, or shall beget,
Is propagated curse.
Milton.
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The curse of Scotland (Card Playing), the nine of diamonds. -- Not worth a curse. See under Cress.

Syn. -- Malediction; imprecation; execration. See Malediction.
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