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Word: blight

Definition: plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy


Sentences Containing 'blight'

Such a marriage would irretrievably blight my son's career, and ruin his prospects.
If the likeness of that face don't turn to burning fire, at the thought of offering money to me for my child's blight and ruin, it's as bad.
But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight.
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