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plight

noun [S] uk   us   /plaɪt/
C2 an unpleasant condition, especially a serious, sad, or difficult one: the plight of the poor/homeless Few of us can be unmoved by the plight of the refugees.

plight

verb uk   us   /plaɪt/ old use or humorous
plight your troth to (promise to) marry
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