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An example use of bane in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… uh the podcast comedy bain bane they do …”
Bane is a word that means a person or thing that brings about ruin or destruction.
the word bane occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.