plight

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A dire or unfortunate situation

Though we say we are quite clear about it and understand when someone uses the expression, unlike that other expression, maybe we're in the same plight with regard to them both.

A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment
Danger, risk
Specifically, to pledge (one's troth etc.) as part of a marriage ceremony
That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge
To expose to risk; to pledge
To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait
To promise (oneself) to someone, or to do something

I ask what I have done to deserve it, one daughter hobnobbing with radicals and the other planning to plight herself to a criminal.

Condition; state; — risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight
{n} a condition, case, pledge, fold, plait
{v} to pledge, engage, weave, braid
promise solemnly and formally; "I pledge that will honor my wife"
of Plight, to pledge
{i} misfortune, trouble; complication, entanglement
give to in marriage
a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people"
Condition; state; - risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight
a solemn pledge of fidelity
If you refer to someone's plight, you mean that they are in a difficult or distressing situation that is full of problems. the worsening plight of Third World countries plagued by debts. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one. See Synonyms at predicament. a very bad situation that someone is in plight of (plit, from plictus; PLAIT). plight your troth to promise someone that you will marry them
Condition; state; risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight
To promise; to engage; to betroth
To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; never applied to property or goods
of Pluck
To pledge
{f} engage, pledge to marry; promise, make an obligation
plight one's troth
pledge marriage, agree to marry
disrespect of a plight
lack of respect showed for a difficult situation
plighted
past of plight
plighted
{s} engaged to be married
plighting
present participle of plight
plights
third-person singular of plight
plights
plural of plight
plight
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