Definition of 'blight'
Example sentences containing 'blight'
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While he is alive, the shadow that has blighted my life will still be there. The Sun (2016)The rest may be placed on pylons outside the national park, leading to fears they will still blight the view. The Sun (2016)I had to cast my mind back 30 years to the incident that blighted my life. The Sun (2016)Charges imposed by councils to dispose of waste are contributing to an increase in fly-tipping that is blighting many areas, a survey suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is often grown in areas where tomato blight is a problem. The Sun (2010)For five years it was a blight on my life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have a generation blighted by youth unemployment. The Sun (2010)Crime and antisocial behaviour still blight too many lives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What is the cause of this blight? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said wind turbines do not work and blight the landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Airport noise and pollution blight many lives. The Sun (2008)Almost all areas are blighted by misbehaving youths at night. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has seen first hand the tragedy of lives blighted by unemployment. The Sun (2010)The more vigorous growth also provides a better defence against blight disease and fruits especially have proved to have a higher resistance. The Sun (2013)More than that, it has the potential to transform what has become a blighted city. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To be sure, there are too many women suffering from the blight of anorexia. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What is it with British trains and urban blight? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It begins in a corner of London blighted by poverty and despair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Open can be blessed or blighted by meteorological conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain has suffered from ambition blight, compounded by a planning blight. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Should they be blighted for life, and have their employment prospects limited? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Here we speak to families who have been blighted by the disease - and come back fighting. The Sun (2010)Scratch beneath its surface and Croydon has much more to offer than urban blight and the odd supermodel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The already blighted city has been hit hard by the current economic crisis, with one in five houses standing empty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)According to the rare reports that emerge from inside, the crumbling cities and towns are blighted by poverty and despair. The Sun (2013)A player of mercurial brilliance, his career has been blighted by injury. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He continued to tour and record but in recent decades his career was blighted by ill health, which led to long periods away from the limelight. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a very great blight on American history, but in the end the trials made a big difference. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Not only is it blighted by foul conditions but it also bears no relation to the original concept of a May Day celebration. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'blight'
British English: blight NOUN
You can refer to something as a blight when it causes great difficulties, and damages or spoils other things.
This discriminatory policy has really been a blight on this country.
British English: blight VERB
If something blights your life or your hopes, it damages and spoils them.
An embarrassing blunder nearly blighted his career before it got off the ground.
Definition of blight from the Collins English Dictionary
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