Benight - definition

verb

- overtake with darkness or night
- envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness

The benighted peoples of this area

- make darker and difficult to perceive by sight (syn: bedim)

Examples

The tourists were benighted in a forest. (Th. De Quincey)

The clouds looked heavy and benighted the sky.

What men call Religion, is now benighting half the earth. (J. Wilson)

The benighted peoples of this area

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