One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Twelve hundred people attended, including eighty-six deputies, one of whom apologized profusely for his previous benightedness and pledged his allegiance to ‘reform.’’
- ‘The price we pay is to be haunted by the demons of our cowardice and benightedness.’
- ‘Both in Europe and in China, the social order of feudal society showed the brutality, benightedness and hypocrisy of the feudal ruling classes.’
- ‘Whose foolishness or benightedness is Peter referring to in this and in the following nocturnes of Dresden's historic architecture?’
- ‘This is not necessarily true for all of the players in the digital library arena, and it is not necessarily benightedness that accounts for this.’
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