Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.
The bane of my existence is the synopses that publishers request for a new novel or series. That's where I'm really producing fiction - my final book never ends up looking like the synopsis.
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
Captcha is the bane of the Internet. I can't figure them out myself half the time!
The desk thing is a problem for me. The ideal one would be vast and perfectly clear. Yet the bane of the biographical existence is paper; if you're 'an artist under oath' you're writing from a mountain of documentation.
Since World War II, inflation - the apparently inexorable rise in the prices of goods and services - has been the bane of central bankers.
Professional tennis has become an extremely physical and unbelievably competitive sport. Injuries are the bane of tennis players, and it goes with the territory.
The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization.