And they do—demanding his remedies for potholes, blighted houses, unfair property taxes, and countless other concerns.
The ruling will bring back attention to a scandal that blighted the final years of the reign of 76 year-old King Juan Carlos.
The result is that the district combines the blighted row houses of The Wire and horse country.
A Stephen King of the Flushing housing projects and the blighted East Bay, Victor LaValle is a master of comic-gothic noir.
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.
He shaded the dinner, cooled the wines, chilled the gravy, and blighted the vegetables.
I feel as if blighted, and until I have the full use of my eyes it will not be otherwise.
I have blighted and withered the affections of his heart to that extent that he is not sure of me.
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.