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  • as inbetween the devil and the deep blue sea
  • as inHobson's choice

synonyms for hobsons choice

  • Catch-22
  • Hobson's choice
  • between Scylla and Charybdis
  • between a rock and a hard place
  • between the hammer and the anvil
  • between two fires
  • cornered
  • in a dilemma
  • in a pickle
  • in a predicament
  • in the middle
  • no choice
  • sitting on a powder keg
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How to use hobsons choice in a sentence

With some difficulty Jos explained his mother's disclaimer of the title of Senora, and the choice of names she offered to Ramona.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Then Mr. Blackbird selected a good many choice tidbits here and there, which he bolted with gusto.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
He apologized for interrupting their tête-à-tête, but said he had no choice, as the saloon was completely full.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
The poor artist reconciled himself to go for a time to Brittany, and his choice fell on Concarneau.
BASTIEN LEPAGEFR. CRASTRE
In fact—on account of conditions beyond my choice and control—I spent too much time on the wrong side of the hull shields.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
She telegraphed to her servants to strip her house of its summer shroud, and returned early on the day of his choice.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
My starting off fast up the street left him the choice of coming quietly or staying to wonder.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
Then, if Man chooses evil, he chooses evil by means of the power of choice God gave him.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Then, as Man did not make nor select his power of choice, Man cannot be blamed if that power chooses evil.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
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