benight

be*night"

(b*nt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Benighting.] 1. To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure. [Archaic]
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The clouds benight the sky.
Garth.
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2. To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task.
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Some virgin, sure, . . . benighted in these woods.
Milton.
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3. To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light.
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Shall we to men benighted
The lamp of life deny ?
Heber.
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