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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

It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales.
Wavy Gravy

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 was born January 6, 1937, eight years after Wall Street crashed and two years before John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath, his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the plight of a family during the Great Depression.
Lou Holtz

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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