ban (n.) Old form(s): Bannes
curse, malediction
Ham III.ii.267[Third Player as Lucianus] With Hecat's ban thrice blasted [F,Q2; Q1 bane]
KL II.iii.19[Edgar alone, of beggars] Sometimes with lunatic bans ... / Enforce their charity
Tim IV.i.34[Timon alone, as if to Athens] Nothing I'll bear from thee / But nakedness ... / Take thou that too, with multiplying bans
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