curse with

curse with (something)

1. To call evil upon one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "curse" and "with." I cursed him with every illness I could think of when I heard how he had mistreated my daughter.
2. To have a particular problem or affliction. A noun or pronoun can be used between "curse" and "with." I've been cursed with an excellent memory because I can remember every insult or wrong that ever been done to me.
See also: curse

curse someone or something with something

1. to damn someone or something with something, especially a verbal curse. She cursed him with the fervent wish that he rot in hell. She cursed the day he was born with an unprintable oath.
2. to afflict or oppress someone or something with something. His upbringing cursed him with a strong sense of guilt. The political scandal cursed the town with a dismal reputation for years.
See also: curse
References in classic literature ?
If you intend to mar my plans for your establishment in life, and the preservation of that gentility and becoming pride, which our family have so long sustained--if, in short, you are resolved to take your own course, you must take it, and my curse with it.
The circles which had difficulty in apprehending his words chose to distort his curse with claims saying: 'The scholar betrayed the Muslims.
While Oedipus outwits the Sphinx, meeting the mysterious and nonrational powers of her curse with a direct and rational answer to the riddle, Augustus cuts through the superstitions and fears of his people with the scorn of clearheaded logic.