Usage examples for predicament

  1. It was odd how quickly his mind worked in his desperate predicament. – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  2. Dan approached, drawn by the uncomfortable knowledge of his sister's predicament, and broke in: Oh, Sis has time to burn! – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  3. And as one of us must make a beginning, will you not tell me, Captain, why you are here and in this predicament? – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  4. I greatly desired in truth to see Mrs. Meldrum alone, but there was something so pitiful in the girl's predicament that I hesitated to fall in with this idea of dropping her. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  5. " They'll discover my predicament in a moment or so, though," he told himself. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  6. This, however, was literally Maseden's predicament when chance favored him with a long, steady look at the Misses Gray. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  7. I never heard of such a predicament before. – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  8. The mother flew to the rescue, and became fastened to her daughter; and there they all were, in a long string, not knowing whether to laugh or cry at their strange predicament. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  9. He's in the same predicament himself. – The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw
  10. Evidently the protest might have been sent in an envelope, as in Paris, and even so all Angouleme was sure to hear of the poor Sechards' unlucky predicament. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  11. It is only my predicament gives me the courage to ask. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  12. It may readily be imagined how much of this liquor is consumed on such an occasion, and into what a predicament a Professor once fell in Munich, who had prepared his punch, but waited for the students in vain, who out of dislike omitted to pay him this visit of honour. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  13. He realized that Donna wanted to talk with him; in a vague way he gathered that she looked to him for some words of comfort in her terrible predicament. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  14. You yourself, therefore, as part of the nation, share with the rest the responsibility for your present predicament. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  15. It seems the only way out of this predicament, that we keep strictly in touch with reality. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  16. When they encountered a stranger, they had to picture their predicament passionately and at length. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  17. The new Board of Governors authorised and established under the amended Charter found the University in an unsatisfactory and almost hopeless predicament. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  18. As for the other two expressions, they are in the same predicament, with an additional reason for the use of the plural. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  19. Had he been placed in the same predicament again, he would have used the same means of escape. – The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster