predicament

Part of speech: noun

A state, position, or condition; especially, a trying or amusing situation.

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Usage examples "predicament":

  1. He thought she was enjoying herself and his predicament as he had never seen any one enjoy anything. - "King--of the Khyber Rifles", Talbot Mundy.
  2. Naturally, the children were in a great predicament when Mrs. Meadows came back. - "Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country", Joel Chandler Harris.
  3. The larger body moving to the island goal, are the school- boys in a like predicament. - "Tom Brown's School Days", Thomas Hughes.