1 Betty Tarleton rescued him from his predicament.
2 In response to Ellen's letters, pleading with her to come home, she wrote minimizing the dangers of the siege, explaining Melanie's predicament and promising to come as soon as the baby was born.
3 It wasn't possible that she, Scarlett O'Hara, should be in such a predicament, with the danger of death about her every hour, every minute.
4 When my distressing predicament was brought to his attention in the right way, he hastened to use his influence, and so I was released.
5 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.
6 To escape from his predicament he ran away with a widow six years older than himself, who owned a half-section.
7 I'm not playing, I never do, said Frank, dismayed at the sentimental predicament out of which he was to rescue the absurd couple.
8 The dog came bounding back, and seeing his master in a predicament, and hearing the horse groan, barked till the evening hills echoed the sound, which was deep in proportion to his magnitude.
9 A knight unhorsed might renew the fight on foot with any other on the opposite side in the same predicament; but mounted horsemen were in that case forbidden to assail him.
10 It was a much safer place for a gentleman in his predicament: he might there be important at comparatively little expense.
11 In order to extricate himself from the predicament, he took the simplest course; he lied abominably.
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12 Only a bird could have extricated itself from this predicament.
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13 Your fellows' shells set the timber on fire and burnt him, with half a dozen other poor devils in the same predicament.