Definitions for plightplaɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word plight
predicament, quandary, plight(noun)
a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
"finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
a solemn pledge of fidelity
betroth, engage, affiance, plight(verb)
give to in marriage
promise solemnly and formally
"I pledge that I will honor my wife"
imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge
imp. & p. p. of Pluck
to weave; to braid; to fold; to plait
a network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment
that which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge
condition; state; -- risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight
to pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods
to promise; to engage; to betroth
Origin: [OE. pliten; probably through Old French, fr. LL. plectare, L. plectere. See Plait, Ply.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I did feel like being a paparazzi for a second. I do empathize with their plight.
I don't trust the unelected Board of Regents to prioritize the plight of middle-class families.
Government officials do not come to the village and listen to our plight. Just a few days ago, my neighbor burnt himself alive.
We saw people that are desperate, people that are cold, people that angry, people that have almost lost hope that the world cares about their plight.
It takes only a belief in a better tomorrow/positive change to bear up i.e. to be and remain cheerful/hopeful even in the face of a difficulty/plight.
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