PREDICAMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PREDICAMENT
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 n.  tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; troublesome
Classic Sentence:
1  Betty Tarleton rescued him from his predicament.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
6  To escape from his predicament he ran away with a widow six years older than himself, who owned a half-section.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWELVE
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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
10  It was a much safer place for a gentleman in his predicament: he might there be important at comparatively little expense.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
11  In order to extricate himself from the predicament, he took the simplest course; he lied abominably.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
12  Only a bird could have extricated itself from this predicament.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV—PRISONER
13  Your fellows' shells set the timber on fire and burnt him, with half a dozen other poor devils in the same predicament.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT III
Example Sentence:
1  Other companies are in an even worse predicament than ourselves.
2  She went to the office to explain her predicament.
3  She is hoping to get a loan from her bank to help her out of her financial predicament.
4  I suddenly found myself in an awkward predicament.
5  In our hearts we really should realize that the major underlying cause of this predicament is the American lifestyle, our excessive, wasteful habits.
6  The whales' predicament in the frigid waters of Hudson Bay made international headlines, and locals had been planning a rescue operation with chainsaws and drills before the mammals slipped away.
7  Cruise is in excellent fettle, relaxing like a high-wire artist into the tensest of predicaments, and securing his status as the Dorian Gray of action movies.