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Word: predicament

Definition: difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma


Sentences Containing 'predicament'

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.
``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.''
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 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.

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