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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plīt, n. something exposed to risk: security: pledge: engagement: promise.—v.t. to pledge: to promise solemnly: to give as security.—n. Plight′er, one who, or that which, plights. [A.S. pliht, risk, danger—plión, to imperil; cog. with Dut. pligt, Ger. pflicht, an obligation.]
plīt, n. condition: state (either good or bad). [O. Fr. plite—L. plicitus, plicāre, to fold.]
plīt, v.t. to plait, to braid, to weave.—n. (Spens.) a plait, a fold. [L. plectĕre, freq. of plicäre, to fold.]
The numerical value of plight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of plight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I don't trust the unelected Board of Regents to prioritize the plight of middle-class families.
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.
The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed. But it wasn't the change we were hired to make.
Be a lover and not a fighter. Being a lover gives you all the magical might but as a fighter it's an ugly plight. Win this world with love don't terrorize, love one love all simply MickeyMize.
What the Courier is doing is letting everyone know what the plight of African-Americans is. in many instances we've been in the vanguard of creating change, because we do challenge the community from within.
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