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The department is hopeful the signs will raise awareness among city residents about the challenges of tackling vacancies and blight.

Property values, concentrated poverty, blight and all those kinds of things also map really well.

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Raised in a household with an abusive father, he left home early to live on the streets of New York, surviving as a teen hustler in a city ravaged by some of the worst crime and economic blight in its history.

Instead, Klacik made herself a national sensation with a series of viral videos about urban blight in the Maryland 7th that she parlayed into a primetime speaking slot at the Republican National Convention.

The state holds an annual peach festival, even though it ceased to be the nation’s largest peach producer, due to a blight, more than a century ago.

For the uninitiated, the film is set on a future Earth whose crops (save corn) have been wiped out by a mysterious blight.

Was part of the attraction to the project shining a light in this bizarre blight on America?

She paints the current rodent situation as more than a foul inconvenience, and one that is a particular blight on poorer areas.

In the process, he captured the true spirit of Detroit and its people, all bankruptcy, crime, and urban blight aside.

Increasingly, cities long left to rot are rising from the ashes of blight as they try to become shining examples of new urbanism.

There is still mademoiselle, with her new-formed friends in Paris—may a pestilence blight them all!

The country around Llangollen was beautiful, but the memory of the hotel leaves a blight over all.

Tokyo might fall under the blight of progress, but Kano would hold to the traditions of his race.

Is not one bitter trouble sufficient to blight all of a sudden the most peaceful and happy life?

Out in the vegetable area there were first cutworms and then drought and potato blight to be contended with.


On this page you'll find 131 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blight, such as: affliction, canker, decay, eyesore, fungus, and infestation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.