Definition of 'plight'
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THE shocking new wage figures prove just how dismal the plight of struggling workers has been - and will remain for years. The Sun (2016)THE shocking new wage figures prove just how dismal the plight of struggling workers has been - and will remain for years. The Sun (2016)What do we do with the threat of hunger and the plight of refugees? Christianity Today (2000)Their plight was one of the triggers for the birth of the modern conservation movement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They claim the captain has ignored their plight and blamed them for bringing the bug on board. The Sun (2012)They are not to blame for the present economic plight. The Sun (2012)The back to the ignore our plight. The Sun (2010)Are we to ignore the plight of these energetic and engaging young people? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The plight of those workers whose real wages have been stagnant for a decade shows the loss of their core purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of one billion homeless people and to help them to improve their lives. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The striker was criticised by fans after voicing concerns about the club 's financial plight. The Sun (2014)It involves a set of trade unions protesting about their economic plight and placing the blame for this distress on employers and ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Would the same have happened if we'd ignored their plight? The Sun (2014)They also became targets in their local areas but the then Government ignored their plight. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the blue world we need more understanding of the economic plight of those left behind by globalisation and bewildered by a new multicultural world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ewood sources say the boss is safe for now but the owners are becoming increasingly uneasy about the club 's plight. The Sun (2011)The world will be no less confrontational just because of its economic plight; in all probability it will be more so. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The scope of the Met's financial plight became increasingly horrifying. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)The Walker family's plight is one that he is not comfortable discussing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will be this sense of Justice that is outraged by the plight of refugees in Syria. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Italy's plight is one more facet of the debt under which the West is buckling. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ukraine's financial plight was underlined by a run in the country's banks yesterday as the public rushed to withdraw savings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In Thailand a temporary worker at a district hospital killed himself, allegedly to highlight the plight of workers such as himself. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To her surprise, they asked her to go to other war zones, to bring attention to the plight of refugees. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'plight'
British English: plight NOUN
If you refer to someone's plight, you mean that they are in a difficult or distressing situation that is full of problems.
The nation saw the plight of the farmers, whose crops had died.
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