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Definition of Plight

Plight

  1. imp. & p. p. of Plight, to pledge.
  2. imp. & p. p. of Pluck.
  3. To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
  4. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
  5. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
  6. Condition; state; -- risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight.
  7. To pledge; to give as a pledge for the performance of some act; as, to plight faith, honor, word; -- never applied to property or goods.
  8. To promise; to engage; to betroth.

Plight Quotations

The time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of Palestine refugees in the homeland and the Diaspora, to end their displacement and to realize their rights, some of them forced to take refuge more than once in different places of the world.
Mahmoud Abbas

What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence, to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue, to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders, to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
Wade Davis

If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.
Dave Barry

How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering.
Julius Gordon

If we are going to try to get across to the poorest people in the world that we care about their plight and we want them to join one world with the rest of us, we have got to make promises and keep promises.
David Cameron
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