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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About dozen homes on his street and at least a dozen more one street over appeared to be a similar predicament Tuesday.
Being undocumented was an experience only to be shared with folks in my same predicament.
The predicament of today’s working class is no longer just about the decline in manufacturing jobs.
Lewis plays a mute bellboy who keeps getting into predicaments at a Miami hotel.
The predicament looks a little different, though, for those manning the narrow-aisled trenches.
Casual fans of unlimited hydroplane racing in Seattle can be excused for not knowing about the predicament the sport is in.
And to be sure, other than the offense and the head coach, there is little that is stable or enviable about the Raiders’ current predicament.
But complacency and the fractures of globalization alone can’t explain our current predicament.
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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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