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blight
used in David Copperfield

8 uses
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Definition causing or consisting of extensive damage
  • The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and — and in short you are for ever floored.
    Chapters 10-12 (91% in)
  • If, in the progress of revolving years, I could persuade myself that my blighted destiny had been a warning to you, I should feel that I had not occupied another man's place in existence altogether in vain.
    Chapters 10-12 (92% in)
  • Such a marriage would irretrievably blight my son's career, and ruin his prospects.
    Chapters 31-33 (52% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 31-33 (53% in)
  • Do not allow a trivial misunderstanding to wither the blossoms of spring, which, once put forth and blighted, cannot be renewed.
    Chapters 31-33 (88% in)
  • There was a story that one of the pits dug for the dead in the time of the Great Plague was hereabout; and a blighting influence seemed to have proceeded from it over the whole place.
    Chapters 46-48 (41% in)
  • Need I say, that it soon became necessary for me to solicit from — HEEP — pecuniary advances towards the support of Mrs. Micawber, and our blighted but rising family?
    Chapters 52-54 (25% in)
  • 'Before I come here,' said Uriah, stealing a look at us, as if he would have blighted the outer world to which we belonged, if he could, 'I was given to follies; but now I am sensible of my follies.
    Chapters 61-62 (48% in)

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