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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Tim Tebow was the solution the last time the Denver Broncos of John Elway and Mike McCoy were in this type of predicament, six Octobers ago.
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And also please pardon me for using you as an example to others: People in similar predicaments have to weigh the potential impact of a divorce on a family, yes.
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That puts Congress in a position not unlike leaders back in Middletown and other towns in similar predicaments.
Wednesday's account underscores just how serious a predicament Kaspersky Lab finds itself in.
But much of the party’s enduring predicament is self-inflicted.
And also please pardon me for using you as an example to others: People in similar predicaments have to weigh the impact of divorce on a family, yes, but also the costs of leaving that household intact.
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Synonymsbind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swamp, kettle of fish
Related Wordsdifficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait
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