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 Meanings and Examples of PLIGHT
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plight
 n.  condition or state, especially a bad state or condition
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1  The silence was so prolonged she wondered if Grandma could have failed to comprehend her desperate plight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  Now the cotton was gone, the food was gone, the money was of no use to her, for there was no food to buy with it, and the neighbors were in worse plight than she.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  Cathleen's plight seemed to her more startling than catastrophic.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  But he began with a pretence of questioning her about herself, and as she replied, she saw that, for the first time, a faint realization of her plight penetrated the dense surface of his self-absorption.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
5  Left to herself, Gerty mused distressfully upon her friend's plight, and her own inability to relieve it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
6  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
7  So Jurgis went out into the streets, in a most dreadful plight.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  He was in the same plight as the manufacturer who has to adulterate and misrepresent his product.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
9  This time, however, he had money in his pocket, and when he came to his senses he could get something to drink, and also a messenger to take word of his plight to "Bush" Harper.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
10  They were discussing his plight, questioning him and giving him advice.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
11  By them he believed he could measure his plight.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
12  This din of musketry on the right, growing like a released genie of sound, expressed and emphasized the army's plight.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
13  The men, hiding from the bullets, waited anxiously for it to lift and disclose the plight of the regiment.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
14  Another, who was a boy in years, took his plight with great calmness and apparent good nature.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
15  Always a friend or a comrade may fail you, and be the first to desert you in a time of adversity; but never will a KOPECK fail you, whatever may be your plight.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence:
1  The African elephant is in a desperate plight.
2  The visit helped to focus world attention on the plight of the refugees.
3  We should all consider the plight of the less fortunate.
4  The plight of the Kurds gained global visibility.
5  In his speech, he dwelt on the plight of the sick and the hungry.
6  Firstly, we are convinced that the people of our country, especially the poor, do appreciate that their plight is at the top of government's agenda.
7  The plight of the refugees arouses the compassionate old man.
8  He plighted his word to attempt it.