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
That’s the quandary facing investors as the bull market for stocks grays around the horns.
Two cases previously reported by The Washington Post highlight the quandary.
Given the importance of their roles in Haydn's late masterpiece, their absence left orchestra management in a quandary: Could replacements be found in time?
This creates a quandary for the U.S. and other governments whose misplaced hope in Aung San Suu Kyi is a bitter pill to swallow.
All this is an introduction to the quandary Hextall faces as the Feb. 26 trade deadline approaches.
The intersecting love affairs of various couples, gay and straight, offer relatable and timely quandaries along with plenty of fourth-wall breaking to distract audiences from their own romantic problems.
The quandary comes in choosing how to watch the Opening Ceremonies: via live streaming at 5 a.m. or as a prepackaged, prime-time event.
Intentional or not, your quandary is the ultimate embodiment of white privilege.
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Origin and Etymology of quandary
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Definition of quandary for English Language Learners
: a situation in which you are confused about what to do
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