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Benight   Listen
verb
benight  v. t.  (past & past part. benighted; pres. part. benighting)  
1.
To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure. (Archaic) "The clouds benight the sky."
2.
To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task. "Some virgin, sure,... benighted in these woods."
3.
To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light. "Shall we to men benighted The lamp of life deny?"






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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