Noun (2) Huckelberry chose to usage the owl"s plight as the impetus to craft a considerable conservation setup. — Terry McCarthy, Time, 4 Apr. 2005 It"s a sign of wbelow the health-care debate has actually gone that truly substantial dilemmas—like the plight of the 42.6 million human being still uninsured or the future of Medicare—are taking a back seat to what was just recently a reasonably minor project worry. — Jonathan Alter, Newsweek, 9 Oct. 2000 New political arrangements aided carry out in both Uruguay and New Zealand also, and also behind those arrangements are the plights of western Europe"s old farming supply regions, especially those of France. — Jane Jacobs, Cities and also the Wealth of Nations, 1984

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First Knvery own Use of plight


13th century, in the definition identified above

Noun (1)

13th century, in the definition characterized above

Noun (2)

13th century, in the interpretation defined above

History and Etymology for plight

Verb and also Noun (1)

Center English, from Old English plihtan to enrisk, from pliht danger; akin to Old English plēon to expose to risk, Old High Gerguy pflegan to take care of

Noun (2)

Center English plight, plit risk, condition, in component from Old English pliht; in component from Anglo-French plit, pleit, pli condition, plight, literally, bending, fold — even more at plait

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The initially recognized use of plight was in the 13th century

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“Plight.” Dictionary,, Accessed 5 Sep. 2021.

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: a poor problem or state : predicament Tbelow really seemed to be no indicates of escape, and … they realized their helpmuch less plight …— L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land also of Oz

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