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plight1 / plīt/ • n. a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation: we must direct our efforts toward relieving the plight of children living in poverty. plight2 • v. [tr.] archaic pledge or promise solemnly (one's faith or loyalty). ∎  (be plighted to) be engaged to be married to. PHRASES: plight one's trothsee troth.

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