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noun (plights)
  1. A dire or misfortunate situation.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 243c.
    • : Though we say we are quite clear about it and understand when someone uses the expression, unlike that other expression, maybe we're in the same with regard to them both.
    • A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
    • That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
    • Condition; state; — risk, or exposure to danger, often being implied; as, a luckless plight.
    verb to plight
    1. To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.

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