quandary

Part of speech: noun

A state of hesitation or perplexity.

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Usage examples "quandary":

  1. The gold Democrats were now in a quandary. - "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.
  2. He, also, must be in a great quandary. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
  3. In this quandary the Chief Forester, all unknown to the lad, saw his embarrassment, and with the quick intuition so characteristic of the man, divined the cause. - "The Boy With the U. S. Foresters", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.