What does the word benighted mean?

Usage examples for benighted

  1. As the moon did not rise until towards morning, we were under the necessity of waiting until then, otherwise we might get benighted in the bush. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  2. And yet it seemed as if a chord united Us two, as if a thousand thoughts that lay Deep in my own youth's memory benighted Had started at your bidding into day. – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  3. I won't hand you over, Miss Briggs, to any of those poor benighted people. – Philistia by Grant Allen