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.
Recent Examples of predicament from the Web
This is not the first time Kloss has found herself in such a predicament.
Even if Obama was inclined to offer pardons for immigration violations, that alone wouldn’t change the predicament these young immigrants are in because the president doesn’t have the power to grant someone legal immigration status on his own.
Since the release days ago of a 2005 video showing the presidential nominee talking about kissing and groping women without their consent, Mr. Ryan has been in a unique predicament.
Sam faces a difficult predicament due to his bold decision.
Pilots are in a particular predicament: A recent study in JAMA Dermatology found just one hour at 30,000 feet could expose pilots to the same amount of UV radiation as a 20-minute tanning bed session would.
One of those on the call, Representative Barbara Comstock, Republican of Virginia, said Mr. Rubio seemed comfortable despite his predicament.
Lee considered this for a little while, considered his predicament, his conclusions.
And so, twenty years after the end of the Cold War, classical geography continues to shape the terms of global politics – as evidenced by our predicaments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Origin and Etymology of predicament
Middle English, from Late Latin praedicamentum, from praedicare —see 2predicate
First Known Use: 14th century
PREDICAMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of predicament for English Language Learners
: a difficult or unpleasant situation
PREDICAMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of predicament for Students
: a bad situation
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