Examples of predicament in a Sentence
- The captain of archers fidgeted and coughed and rolled his eyes at his men, as if such cupidity and dishonor were an inevitable but minor aspect of the human predicament … —Michael Chabon, New York Times Magazine, 6 May 2007
- We saw photographs that week of buildings burning, stunned onlookers, dust-covered firemen. Very few pictures conveyed the fact that people just like us, our fellow passengers on the subway, suddenly found themselves in a mortal predicament and many died horribly. —Garrison Keillor, New York Times Book Review, 3 Sept. 2006
- The President found himself in the backwash of earlier deals, and the demands of secrecy made his predicament the more vexing. —Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters, 1988
The governor has gotten himself into quite a predicament.
I don't know how to get out of the predicament I'm in.
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Thirty-five-win teams shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, but the Lakers are in a win-or-else predicament by virtue of their storied history.
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To his credit, Arnold knows to avoid the trap of providing top-down solutions to teach Brazilians how to deal with their own predicament.
Scores of Wisconsin farmers are in a similar predicament.
County leaders blamed the state government for their predicament.
Rosenstein makes light of his predicament, at times, during public appearances.
Kyle Lucke came in and got out of that predicament.
These are songs — rambling roots-rocking songs — about that uniquely American predicament of trying to wander and roam in search of the country’s spirit, trying to find oneself by getting gone.
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Definition of predicament for English Language Learners
: a difficult or unpleasant situation
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