blight

Part of speech: verb

To cause to decay; blast; wither.

Part of speech: noun

A diseased state of plants; anything that withers hopes or prospects.

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Usage examples "blight":

  1. The garden was blight with sunshine, and the bride was bright with good- humor. - "Man and Wife", Wilkie Collins.
  2. I think a blight of uncertainty must have pervaded the atmosphere when I was born, and penetrated, not certainly my nature, but my whole earthly destiny, with its influence; from my plans and projects for to- morrow on to those of next year, all is mist and indistinct indecision. - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
  3. " And I shall take care the fruits are not nipped with the blight of suspicion," said Rachel, good- humouredly. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.