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benighted


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benight  \Be*night"\  (b[-e]*n[imac]t"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Benighted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Benighting}.] 
  1.  To  involve  in  darkness;  to  shroud  with  the  shades  of 
  night;  to  obscure.  [Archaic] 
 
  The  clouds  benight  the  sky.  --Garth. 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  involve  in  moral  darkness,  or  ignorance;  to  debar  from 
  intellectual  light. 
 
  Shall  we  to  men  benighted  The  lamp  of  life  deny  ? 
  --Heber. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benighted 
  adj  1:  overtaken  by  night  or  darkness;  "benighted  (or  nighted) 
  travelers  hurrying  toward  home"  [syn:  {nighted}] 
  2:  lacking  enlightenment  or  knowledge  or  culture;  "this 
  benighted  country";  "benighted  ages  of  barbarism  and 
  superstition";  "the  dark  ages";  "a  dark  age  in  the  history 
  of  education"  [syn:  {dark}] 




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