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Word: quandary

Definition: dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.


Sentences Containing 'quandary'

Enemies attacked us by night and put us in a great quandary, but the people of the island say they came off safe and victorious by the might of my arm; and may God give them as much health as there's truth in what they say.
Jessica is in a quandary with respect to Harvey: she realizes Harvey is her greatest asset and the firm's best rainmaker because of his willingness to do whatever it takes to win, but she has difficulty controlling him and she cannot trust him to do exactly as she instructs.
King Friday asks Daniel to fetch his robes, which causes a quandary for Mr. McFeely.
Schwenk further notes myths and tales pertaining to the treasure hidden under water, introducing the quandary-assumption that the treasure is, in fact, the water itself!

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