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Meaning of plight

plight

Pronunciation: (plīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a condition, state, or situation, esp. an unfavorable or unfortunate one: to find oneself in a sorry plight.

plight

Pronunciation: (plīt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to pledge (one's troth) in engagement to marry.
  2. to bind (someone) by a pledge, esp. of marriage.
  3. to give in pledge, as one's word, or to pledge, as one's honor.
—n.
  1. pledge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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