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Word: predicament

Definition: difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma

Sentences Containing 'predicament'

A regular under Jan Wouters, Knopper saw his playing time reduce when Co Adriaanse took over as head coach in 2000, also being injured for almost the entire season, playing only eight matches that year, and appearing slightly more in the following, which would be his last. In May 2002, Knopper had a trial with English Premier League side Sunderland and played in that predicament in the Niall Quinn testimonial match with the Republic of Ireland on the 14th.
But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.
But the American cuckoo is in this predicament, for she makes her own nest and has eggs and young successively hatched, all at the same time.
But the existing Planning scale must be supplemented by tests of complex planning (Das,Kar Parrila,1996), and so-called ‘hot’ tests that involve affective decision making, such as the predicament test (Channon, 2004).
Either is in such a predicament as the man who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and one end of her ear trumpet was put into his hand, had nothing to say.
Goreham took no additional steps to protect the "Polly", and any attempts to get word of his predicament out were again delayed by his decision to await the return of scouts he had dispatched earlier.
He contributed relatively as the club was immediately relegated back, and moved in August 2010 to CD Tenerife – also dropped from the top division – in the same predicament.
However, Opal reminds Betty of the predicament she is in, and shows her a gallows being built outside the window.
In the following two years, still in that predicament, he played in his country, with very different fates: in the 2007–08 campaign he only appeared once for Segunda División side Xerez CD and, in the following season, he was much more used by FC Cartagena, helping the Murcian club promote from Segunda División B. Betis.
Jack was mad at Carly for putting herself in this predicament.
Jelena Janković, who was playing Jie Zheng, found herself in a similar predicament to Kuznetsova, in that she was facing a second difficult match-up in three days.
Jyothi Lal rescues Surya from this predicament.
Luckily for Smike, John Browdie is honeymooning in London with his new wife Tilda and discovers his predicament.
Martin tells them about a newspaper article he read according to which people who want to commit suicide need 90 days to overcome their predicament.
Nonetheless, his fellow Orcs who discovered him made no attempt to rescue him, for they were amused at his paralyzed predicament and did not want to interfere with Shelob.
``Well said,''interrupted Chateau Renaud;``and pray that, if you should ever be in a similar predicament, he may do as much for you as he did for me.''

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