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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

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

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

It's not my vision when I cover a woman's face with a chador. I got the idea from a 'National Geographic' photo. I'm just showing their plight in the world.
Alexander McQueen
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