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 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.
This is a movie that found me, it's a story that needs to be told, to show the plight of these girls, what they go through.
Government officials do not come to the village and listen to our plight. Just a few days ago, my neighbor burnt himself alive.
2018 is a very good year for equalizing the plight of humanity, as we explore the African American history, what else will be uncovered?
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