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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of blight.
  • adj. having suffered a blight
  • adj. having caused to suffer a blight
  • adj. ruined, spoiled

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Smitten with blight; blasted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity


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  • They even want to cross I-405 into the Lair Hill Historic District, call it "blighted" and extend the campus south and build student housing with all kinds of taxpayer subsidies.

    The affordable-Pearl-District-liquor-store tax break (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The only neighborhood featuring a strip club that I would consider to be even approaching 'blighted' is Victory Drive in Columbus, GA.

    Sound Politics: Why Is Seattle Such a Wuss About Strip Clubs?

  • More officers on the ground may help curb antisocial behaviour on Saturday nights and in blighted housing estates, but this is a problem with several deep roots – poverty, truancy, failure of parental control, the lack of things to do and chaos and violence in the home.

    We can't just leave it to the police – we must all tackle antisocial behaviour

  • This funding will support a continuum of housing strategies, from permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who have been living on our streets, to educational programs that prepare families to become homeowners, to stepped-up enforcement of housing health and safety codes in blighted neighborhoods.


  • What they do in "blighted inner city neighborhoods" is displace the people who have historically lived there.

    Forest City Covington and SunCal Early Favorites for Corporate Welfare IRBIE Awards

  • Essentially, Tax Increment Financing has historically been used as a way to generate new development in blighted areas, most often in the urban core.

    Forest City Covington and SunCal Early Favorites for Corporate Welfare IRBIE Awards

  • It goes on to refer to local authorities who "bully UK residents into complying with new 'green' laws", and then refers to "town hall officials" who argue that "local recycling schemes – which carry fines if they are not obeyed - are essential to avoid a Britain blighted by landfill sites".

    Late and badly…

  • He wished that the great struggle he had been obliged to sustain against his destiny should not be forgotten; he wished to show how much his heart had been torn, his hopes sapped, his name blighted by the deepest injuries, the meanest perfidy.

    Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English

  • At the time, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg hailed the creation of jobs and housing, and the city justified taking the private property by declaring the area "blighted" - a description that Mr. Bae and the other business owners found galling.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Instead, the Court found the takings were for a "public use" because of the ESDC's determination that the area to be condemned was "blighted" - a determination that was based on a study paid for by the would-be developer and not even initiated until years after the Atlantic Yards project was announced.

    Libertarian Blog Place


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  • For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers. My heart is BLIGHTED and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food. In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones. Psalm 102:3-5.

    March 10, 2011

  • There were thirsting heirs of golden sieves that held not wine or water,

    And had no names in traffic or more value there than toys:

    There were blighted sons of wonder in the Valley of the Shadow,

    Where they suffered and still wondered why their wonder made no noise.

    - Edwin Arlington Robinson, 'The Valley of the Shadow'.

    August 28, 2009