the curse


old-fashioned + informal
: the process of menstruation

Examples of the curse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether the curse is real isn't something House of the Dragon will necessarily answer, but Condal and Hess certainly enjoyed playing with that element to further explore Daemon., 14 May 2024 Meanwhile, a family that owns a famous Chinese medicine shop can cure ailments, but not the curse that afflicts them―their eldest sons die before their twenty-fourth birthdays. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 1 May 2024 Vampyr focuses on a young man and occultist (Nicolas de Gunzburg) who attempts to free a French village from the curse of a bloodthirsty fiend. Wesley Stenzel,, 27 Nov. 2023 Blade Stephen Norrington took a stab at one point, while F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) and star Luke Evans tried to break the curse at another point. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 This is the curse of representation just for representation’s sake. Olayemi Olurin, Essence, 11 Mar. 2024 The blessing comes as diminished sensitivity to negative stimuli; the curse is that insensitivity relieves the pressure to change things and maybe make life better. Jessica Dulong, CNN, 23 Feb. 2024 The Lions have only won a single playoff game, coming in the 1991 Divisional Round, since the curse supposedly began. Jared Ramsey, Detroit Free Press, 13 Jan. 2024 Other theories to explain the curse include worker deaths during construction, the hotel’s 2008 installation of a Titanic exhibit and the fact that the sphinx has no pair (Egyptian mythology may hold that a singular sphinx could leave its pyramid exposed). Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 7 Feb. 2024

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“The curse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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