Examples of quandary in a Sentence
- Williams's quandary is not unlike that faced by other urban executives who have had to wrestle with a deeply rooted power structure. The problem is especially acute for African American mayors. They are expected to serve as sentries, protecting their cities' black communities and staving off so-called white encroachment. —Jonetta Rose Barras, Washington Post, 15 June 2003
- For a sticky philosophical quandary, the questions are pretty simple: am I a clerk charged with selling college degrees or am I involved in a more meaningful experience? Part of me says that no argument is more worthy of my attention. —Lynne Drury Lerych, Newsweek, 9 Apr. 2001
- … the inevitable economic quandary that faces a people in the transition from slavery to freedom, and especially those who make that change amid hate and prejudice, lawlessness and ruthless competition. —W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903
The unexpected results of the test have created a quandary for researchers.
I'm in a quandary about whether I should try to repair my stereo or buy a new one, even though I don't have the money to do either.
Recent Examples of quandary from the Web
Also on the episode: Josh and Julie discuss Kim Kardashian’s decision to take her daughter’s puppy-naming quandary to Twitter.
As Atlanta dissects a letdown season in which many things went wrong, one setback in particular has put the team in a quandary for 2018 and beyond.
Luckily for Ballard, Jacoby Brissett’s play and poise has settled the quarterback quandary.
The other groups of anthropologists roaming Middle America face the same quandary.
Thanks to outstanding performances in exhibition games on back-to-back nights, Sanheim has given the Flyers brass a quandary: Which of three rookie defensemen will fill the two open spots?
Episode 3 also provided some excitement and a potentially compelling quandary, as the Discovery crew boards a derelict Federation ship to investigate an accident that stemmed from experiments similar to those conducted on their vessel.
Quarterback quandary: The Gators once again have a revolving door at quarterback.
But something is shifting—a new consciousness is brewing, autonomy is being reached for—in an alluring story that probes existential quandaries both profound and primal.
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