What does the word blight mean?

Usage examples for blight

  1. The garden was blight with sunshine, and the bride was bright with good- humor. – Man and Wife by 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 by 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 by Charlotte M. Yonge