1. overtaken by night or darkness
    benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home
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  • Besides suffering through a variety of severe but all-too-common mine accidents in its benighted history, the coalfields of Vancouver Island have also played host to some of B.C.'s most famous activists.
  • Hassan in frequently going to sleep in one town, to awake in another far distant, but without the benighted Oriental's surprise at the transfer, the afrit who performed this prodigy being a steam-engine, and the magician it obeyed the human mind. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873
  • Indeed, there's reason to hope that even the most benighted moral equivocators may come to realize that the message is the exact opposite of the one they've been preaching.
  • He became physician general to the Army in the Austrian war of succession, was appointed physician to King George III, was knighted in 1762 and later received a baronetcy.
  • It would certainly confirm the country's international reputation as a backward and benighted land.
  • McClure was knighted and showered with cash - the legacies of both are bound by a watery historical note: their ships lie on the ocean floor beneath Canada's Arctic Archipelago. - Home Page
  • He was knighted in 2003 for services to public life in Scotland.
  • A Pembrokeshire man, he established his reputation as a jouster and was knighted at Edward VI's coronation.
  • Not many people get knighted and become president in such a short period! The Sun
  • Users of Wikipedia do get to recognise which parts are shaky, but the unwise may suddenly stumble into benighted stretches, like some crinkum-crankum byway in old London, where footpads lurked and communicable diseases were offered at low prices. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
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