Definition of 'benighted'
Example sentences containing 'benighted'
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Saudi Arabian men have been banned from shopping malls in the benighted country unless they are accompanied by a woman.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It was a benighted place.Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is for the strongman of Damascus to help to bring peace to his benighted country, and then stand down.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Why had he sailed his boat to this benighted place, I asked.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So often have I returned to the unpleasant mess that is Heathrow and wondered what visitors think of our benighted country.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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