benighted


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exhibiting lack of education or knowledge

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overtaken by night or darkness

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lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture

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Hargrave, who, if equally benighted on the subject of our estrangement, saw at least that her daughter was behaving very improperly, 'I must insist upon your leaving the room
One benighted male had come in from the outside darkness and had jeered from the further end of the hall, but he had been called to order by the chair, petrified by indignant glances from the unenfranchised around him, and finally escorted to the door by Charles Westmacott.
Joseph Smith, the apostle of Mormonism, or to his benighted disciples; I have beheld religious scenes myself in some of our populous towns which can hardly be surpassed by an American camp- meeting; and I am not aware that any instance of superstitious imposture on the one hand, and superstitious credulity on the other, has had its origin in the United States, which we cannot more than parallel by the precedents of Mrs.
They felt it might be a being partially benighted in the vale of ignorance, but it could not be one who would willingly devote his rich natural gifts to the purposes of wanton treachery.
Pity, now, Tom couldn't," said Aunt Chloe, on whose benevolent heart the idea of Tom's benighted condition seemed to make a strong impression.
The whole peaceful and quiet scene lay glimmering in twilight before the eyes of the traveller, giving him good assurance of lodging for the night; since it was a special duty of those hermits who dwelt in the woods, to exercise hospitality towards benighted or bewildered passengers.
Their foes were triumphant, their friends captive and abased, their home desolate, the benighted wilderness around them, and a rigorous destiny, in the shape of the Puritan leader, their only guide.
The verse died heavily away, and was lengthened by a chorus, not of human voices, but of all the sounds of the benighted wilderness pealing in awful harmony together.
Thus even in darkest Africa was the light of German civilization commencing to reflect itself upon the undeserving natives just as at the same period, the fall of 1914, it was shedding its glorious effulgence upon benighted Belgium.
It isn't God that makes the Philippines a fearful country; because in your benighted mind you have kept a deep and irrational impression that drug addicts are 'raping children and grandmothers'; you do.
According to Ogunjebe, 'Wike, in his most arrogant and selfish swagger openly derided our people as being inconsequential and of no practical political importance in PDP,' describing such remark as 'rather scandalous and very benighted.
Michael Fallon MPs are back at Westminster and Jeremy Corbyn is right to insist on a vote in Parliament before any decision to go back to war in that benighted country.
Even better, with Brexit in prospect, the BBC should look to recruit more broadcasters from our former colonies in the West Indies where wages may be low but the standards of literacy and spoken language seem infinitely superior to those currently obtaining in this benighted land.
The message of Policy Conference in the age of Trump is that the pro-Israel world doesn't need to look like the rest of American's benighted political scene: There's a better way and the pro-Israel community has made it a reality.
Of the Philippines after the Spanish American war was a rude shock for those benighted islands alas, the Filipinos' got the American Indian treatment.