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blight
 v.  blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  But a blight had come over my existence, and I only visited these people for the sake of the information they might give me on the subject in which my interest was so terribly profound.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
2  Such a marriage would irretrievably blight my son's career, and ruin his prospects.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
3  If the likeness of that face don't turn to burning fire, at the thought of offering money to me for my child's blight and ruin, it's as bad.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
4  When full of flowers they would doubtless look pretty; but now, at the latter end of January, all was wintry blight and brown decay.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  The more you and I converse, the better; for while I cannot blight you, you may refresh me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
7  The sole places that seemed to prosper amid the general blight of the place, were the public-houses; and in them, the lowest orders of Irish were wrangling with might and main.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
8  He had just heard that blight had begun to appear in his wheat, upon which he had in particular rested his hopes.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
9  He had "recipes" for exterminating from a field, blight, tares, foxtail, and all parasitic growths which destroy the wheat.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
10  This programme, however, we are sorely puzzled in carrying out through that part of the land where the blight of slavery fell hardest, and where we are dealing with two backward peoples.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
11  You're a blighted being, and decidedly cross today because you can't sit in the lap of luxury all the time.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
12  Being an energetic individual, Mr. Laurence struck while the iron was hot, and before the blighted being recovered spirit enough to rebel, they were off.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
13  He felt that his blighted affections were quite dead now, and though he should never cease to be a faithful mourner, there was no occasion to wear his weeds ostentatiously.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
14  He had only been waiting till the aforesaid blighted affections were decently interred.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
15  That woman, who has so abused your long-suffering, so sullied your name, so outraged your honour, so blighted your youth, is not your wife, nor are you her husband.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence:
1  Unemployment is a blight on our community.
2  Marriaage is the bloom or blight of all men's happiness.
3  This discriminatory policy has really been a blight on America.
4  I wish to foster, not to blight -- to earn gratitude, not to wring tears of blood -- no, nor of brine: my harvest must be in smiles, in endearments, in sweet -- That will do.
5  Their job is to stop a repeat of the chaos that blighted the last election in 2002.
6  A recent study showed that up to two million people in France now live in areas blighted by social exclusion, domestic violence and racial discrimination.
7  The extent of the blighted areas could be seen only when viewed from the air.
8  His career has been blighted by injuries.
9  The disease blighted oaks and elms.