What does the word blight mean?

Usage examples for blight

  1. 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 by Frances Ann Kemble
  2. " 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 by Charlotte M. Yonge