(archaic) The ocean bane sank their ship, drowning everyone on board.
The defender was the bane of my scoring hopes, blocking my shot from the goal.
They called her "Wolf's Bane," because she killed many wolves.
The winter was the army's bane; his freezing forces had to retreat.
The party was the bane of her sobriety; she desperately wanted to join the drinking.
My cruel teacher was the bane of my existence.
He went running in the mornings rain or shine, but his broken heel had been his bane.
She felt her hunger as a bane and could walk no farther until she'd eaten.
(archaic) The knight poisoned the king by slipping bane in his glass.
The murderer sought the bane of all his enemies; they had to die.