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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

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

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

I don't condone anyone causing damage in my name, or doing anything malicious in support of my plight. There are more productive ways to help me. As a hacker myself, I never intentionally damaged anything.
Kevin Mitnick

There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it.
Bhumibol Adulyadej

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