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Word: plight

Definition: difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament

Sentences Containing 'plight'

6-15-99 Club was an organization dedicated to assisting the plight of the poor in New York City in the 1890s.
After commercial nurserymen removed a truckload of plants from the site, Coville called attention to its plight with an article in "Science".
After which a twenty-year-old male hostage was shot in the leg released to deliver the gang's message and plight to the local media.
Although the committee's report was sympathetic to the plight of minorities in the oil-producing areas, little was done.
And The Viyrans seem to have a vested interest in its plight.
and was particularly interested in the plight of smallholders and the promotion of their rights.
As the boat so favored is usually in a rough plight, and mostly under water, so, Sydney had a swamped life of it.
At first, he pretended to be sympathetic to their plight and even offered to help them get back home.
Composed in 1933-34, it was written in response to the plight of (and dedicated to) those who died in the first Nazi internment camps.
Few series in the history of television have explored the plight of inner-city African Americans and none—not one—has done it as well."
Having grown up in a middle-class family, she had little knowledge of the plight of those living in Rio de Janeiro's "favelas."
He has made a short documentary film about the plight of the Harakmbut tribe in the Madre De Dios region of Peru, and has visited Brazil to support the tribes against the Belo Monte Dam.
However, "End of the Beginning", a novel by Jon Snyder that depicts the race of angels and their plight before the creation of Adam, has been a prominent voice to help promote the theory in popular culture.
In each film, the conflict between the natural way of life and the military destruction of culture, land and resources is central to the plight of the protagonists.
In the course of his travels, he said, he got to know the plight of the Third World.
In this plight, and with a strong consciousness of it, I waited to introduce myself to, and make my first impression on, my formidable aunt.
In this trouble and perplexity he came to where Don Quixote lay in a far sorrier plight than he liked, and having helped him to mount Rocinante, he said to him, "Senor, the devil has carried off my Dapple."
Initially she seems compassionate to his plight, but a change in the camera angle reveals her 'track' marks and that she is slowly removing his expensive-looking watch.
It examines the plight of the Vietnamese after the Vietnam War.
It recounts the plight of the Vietnamese people after the communist takeover following the Fall of Saigon ending the Vietnam War.
Its plight was highlighted when it featured in the first series of the BBC Restoration programme, on 8 August 2003 when it came second in the voting.
Jenkins supported the campaigns of the Warwickshire agricultural trade unionist Joseph Arch, and his novel "Little Hodge" (1873) dealt with the plight of landless labourers in England.
Jon is directing this film and hopes to bring awareness to the plight of the Blauvelt Mansion, and ultimately secure the mansion a nomination to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, as its future is uncertain.
Later in life, she stated that she also learned to understand the emigrant's plight.
Leonard's where it graphically describes the plight of the residents as they were forced into resettlement.
Molly was involved in the fundraising and awareness of their plight, alongside her sister and mother who combined their efforts.
Moved by the peasants' plight, he offers his horse and stays to face the pursuing Sylvester who dares not arrest the cardinal's favorite painter.
Noggs and Miss La Creevy confer, and decide to delay telling Nicholas of Kate's plight until it is too late at night for him to seek out Hawk and take violent action.
not only full of leaky casks, but those leaky casks are in a leaky ship; and that's a far worse plight than the Pequod's, man.
She criticizes the plight of African women as due to the impact of imposed colonial and neo-colonial structures that often place African males at the height of social stratification.
She grows bitter towards him as a result, and refocuses herself on the plight of her son.
She was particularly concerned about the plight of Hindu widows.
Shedai’s heart was pained to see the miserable plight of Indian Muslims because they lived as destitute, without work and food.
So, when on one side you hoist in Locke's head, you go over that way; but now, on the other side, hoist in Kant's and you come back again; but in very poor plight.
Sōjōbō thus befriends the boy and teaches him out of sympathy for his plight.
The abbot was moved at the plight of the many orphans and street children he saw in Rome in the years after World War II.
The attack, and O'Shane's struggle to survive, captivated the Australian nation, as millions followed his plight in the Australian media.
The comrades of the wounded perceiving the plight they were in began from a distance to shower stones on Don Quixote, who screened himself as best he could with his buckler, not daring to quit the trough and leave his armour unprotected.
The film opens with the protagonist Nandakumar (Prithviraj), who is a reporter of the television channel "Kerala Today", being sent to "Pannakamkudi " to do a regular series on the plight of the farmers of the area.
The plight of rural slaves was generally worse than their counterparts working in urban aristocratic households.
The plight of this bird inspired the novel (and subsequent Emmy Award winning 1972 ABC Afterschool Special) "Last of the Curlews".
The rise has placed Trinity in a dangerous plight, and momentarily it is expected that some of the houses will float off.
The storyline depicts the plight of party workers who have aligned their loyalty towards a particular political party based on its apex leader.
The tribe's plight is the subject of a Survival International short film narrated by actress Joanna Lumley.
Their plight is also due to the internalization of patriarchy by African women themselves.
This event crushed Burns, once a carefree and selfish youth, and after some years of travel he returned to London chastened, and became engaged to Cynthia Drassilis mostly out of sympathy for her plight.
This has highlighted the plight of Dalit women in the community and the media.
This is a way of life which reminds me of the period when I was myself in a state of celibacy, and Mrs. Micawber had not yet been solicited to plight her faith at the Hymeneal altar.'
Thomas again stressed the plight of English Catholics, hoping to influence the forthcoming treaty negotiations due to take place at Somerset House in London.
When a certain Chinese scholar Wang Yiyuan sympathized with Choe and his party's plight and served him tea, he asked Choe if the Koreans revered the Buddha as the Chinese did.
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