The ruling will bring back attention to a scandal that blighted the final years of the reign of 76 year-old King Juan Carlos.
And they do—demanding his remedies for potholes, blighted houses, unfair property taxes, and countless other concerns.
A Stephen King of the Flushing housing projects and the blighted East Bay, Victor LaValle is a master of comic-gothic noir.
His wanderings through the blighted landscape are accompanied by thoughts of resurrection and renewal.
Could they have done more for their blighted communities than simply build personal fiefdoms and live large?
I think not; you have blighted her confidence and alienated her affections.
It was not Heaven's will that you should be blighted altogether.
I feel as if blighted, and until I have the full use of my eyes it will not be otherwise.
Is it not sufficient to have blighted the young girl's life?
Young as they were, traces of the working of the curse which had blighted their lives, were plainly visible in both.
1610s, origin obscure; according to OED it emerged into literary speech from the talk of gardeners and farmers, perhaps ultimately from Old English blæce, blæcðu, a scrofulous skin condition and/or from Old Norse blikna "become pale." Used in a general way of agricultural diseases, sometimes with suggestion of "invisible baleful influence;" hence figurative sense of "anything which withers hopes or prospects or checks prosperity" (1828). Cf. slang blighter. Urban blight attested by 1935.
"afflict with blight," 1660s (implied in blighted), from blight (n.). Figurative use by 1712. Related: Blighted; blighting.