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“… just to help ease the plight of these of …”

meanings of plight


  1. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
  2. One's office; duty; charge.
  3. Good health.
  4. A (neutral) condition or state.
  5. Blame; culpability; fault; wrong-doing; sin; crime.
  6. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
  7. An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation.
  8. A dire or unfortunate situation.
  9. Responsibility for ensuing consequences; risk; danger; peril.


  1. Specifically, to pledge (one's troth etc.) as part of a marriage ceremony.
  2. To promise (oneself) to someone, or to do something.
  3. To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
  4. To expose to risk; to pledge.

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