plight


plight
01. We saw an excellent program on television regarding the [plight] of endangered animals in this country.
02. People with eating disorders sometimes don't realize their [plight] until it is too late.
03. The [plight] of the poor seems to have been ignored in the government's latest budget.
04. A number of mothers staged a day-long hunger strike to dramatize the [plight] of low-income families in our country.
05. The [plight] of the homeless in this country is a national disgrace.
06. The underlying principle behind the government's determination to cut social services seems to be the belief that the poor are personally responsible for their [plight], and therefore deserve to suffer.
07. Environmentalists are hoping to bring the [plight] of the grizzly bear to the attention of the Prime Minister during his visit to the national park.
08. As a result of the news report on the [plight] of the families who lost their homes in the fire, over $10,000 in donations was raised to help pay for lost clothing and furnishings.
09. The President has been criticized for ignoring the [plight] of abused women in our country.
10. The front page carried the story of the [plight] of a young boy who is facing a multiple-transplant operation.
11. The [plight] of the soldiers who were in the helicopter which was shot down is not yet known.
12. Malcolm X once remarked that if you're born in America with a black skin, you're born in prison, and the masses of black people in America today are beginning to regard our [plight] or predicament in this society as one of a prison inmate.
13. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "One cannot be sure of himself and his fortune an hour, but he may be whisked off into some pitiable or ridiculous [plight]."

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  • Plight — Plight, n. [OE. pliht danger, engagement, AS. pliht danger, fr. ple[ o]n to risk; akin to D. plicht duty, G. pflicht, Dan. pligt. [root]28. Cf. {Play}.] 1. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plight — Plight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plighting}.] [AS. plihtan to expose to danger, pliht danger;cf. D. verplichten to oblige, engage, impose a duty, G. verpflichten, Sw. f[ o]rplikta, Dan. forpligte. See {Plight}, n.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plight — (externer Weblink) Panorama Ansicht im Centre Georges Pompidou Plight (Aussprache: [plaɪt]; englische Verballhornung des deutschen Wortes Pflicht; deutsch übersetzt: Not, Verfall, schwierige Lage) ist ein Environment beziehungsweise eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plight — Plight, n. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment. [Obs.] Many a folded plight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plight — Plight, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Plight}, to pledge. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plight — Plight, v. t. [OE. pliten; probably through Old French, fr. LL. plectare, L. plectere. See {Plait}, {Ply}.] To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.[Obs.] To sew and plight. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A plighted garment of divers colors. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plight — plight1 [plīt] n. [ME plit, state, condition < Anglo Fr for OFr pleit, a fold, way of folding, condition (see PLAIT): sense infl. by ME plight < OE pliht: see PLIGHT2] a condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Plight — Plight, obs. imp. & p. p. of {Pluck}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plight# — plight vb *promise, engage, pledge, covenant, contract plight n *predicament, dilemma, quandary, scrape, fix, jam, pickle Analogous words: situation, condition, *state, posture: *difficulty, rigor, hardship, vicissitude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • plight — Ⅰ. plight [1] ► NOUN ▪ a dangerous or difficult situation. ORIGIN Old French plit fold . Ⅱ. plight [2] ► VERB archaic 1) solemnly pledge or promise (faith or loyalty) …   English terms dictionary

  • plight — I noun adverse circumstance, adversity, awkward situation, case, circumstance, condition, corner, crisis, critical situation, difficulty, dilemma, embarrassing position, embarrassing situation, emergency, footing, hardship, imbroglio, lot,… …   Law dictionary