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noun as in dilemma, difficulty; situation

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So maybe the plight of self-realization is more tangible than in previous generations, but that doesn’t mean that other generations aren’t experiencing existential anxiety.

From Time

The legislation would ease the plight of people like Ahmad Ghabboun, who was the focus of ProPublica’s article.

“I’ve met the young people at our shows and some have visited my home to share their plight,” Bailey tells Essence, noting that a percentage of ticket sales from Earth, Wind & Fire concerts are designated for the foundation.

However, with criticism of its market power mounting, and the pandemic highlighting the plight of essential workers, some groups see a bigger opportunity this year to share their concerns.

From Fortune

Her friends and colleagues learned of her plight from her sister’s Facebook updates.

The international community should do more to protect the plight of these people.

There seems to be a proactive disregard for knowing or caring about their lives and plight.

In most cases, no wants to talk about sexual assault, the rape-kit backlog, or the plight of victims and their families.

Daniels says, championing the plight of an ethical news producer.

Such has been the plight thus far of Anne Hathaway on the Interstellar promo tour.

In my dark corner, in my comfortable chair, I could smile to myself as I watched his plight and that of his companions.

His passion for her surged up, aroused by pity for her plight, and awakened in him a sense of his brutality.

There was no beam under that roof, upon which he could alight; and how he bore his plight I did not wait to see.

Gentlemen:—I am in a sad plight to say much of interest—too thoroughly incapacitated to do justice to you or myself.

Rich and poor were in the same plight, and the young would soon be as weak as the old already were.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plight, such as: condition, predicament, quandary, trouble, circumstances, and corner.

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