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Negative ConnotationPlay
Describes something negatively impactful; brings frustration or harm. SlideSmartphones can be the bane of productive work hours.
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Emotional WeightPlay
Brings out strong feelings; often used to express a personal burden. SlideMissing the last train home became the bane of her evening.
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Hyperbolic ExpressionPlay
Can be used hyperbolically to exaggerate minor annoyances. SlideHomework is the bane of my existence, even though it's just for a short time.