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quandary

  • a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
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Examples

Kate was in a quandary

Even the secretary at the Leader of the Opposition office is in a quandary.

I too would be in a quandary as to how to vote were we to have a referendum soon - just like many of the French interviewed about their voting intentions in the past few days.

In a quandary he contacted me to see if I could help find someone who could help.

I’m what you’d call Old Labour and I’ll be in a quandary at the next election: how can I vote for a party that doesn’t really exist anymore?

I was in a quandary : should I just buy this hoping it was lemongrass or should I ask the man inside if it was lemongrass first?

Yet this is the fundamental quandary of democracy: although we recognize its pitfalls, there is no real alternative to public debate.

And I think there was a real concern on the part of everyone - we were in a quandary, frankly, right from the very beginning.

His injury created a bit of a catching quandary since starter Brian Johnson battled knee problems in spring training.

Their descendants have been left in a quandary.

It is clear Equitable Life’s decision to call a halt to new business has left many policy holders in a quandary.

Necessary as these changes are, they leave us in a quandary.

Jimmy Thomson was in a quandary last Wednesday night.

This apparent dilemma is a familiar quandary in traditional epistemology.

But it has left many life assurers in a quandary, wondering whether to continue backing IFAs or enter into multi-tied agreements.

Jones has found that we are currently in a quandary comparable to that of the Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass: we have to run faster and faster just to stay in the same place.

Such drastic tactics may be warranted, according to Horne, because the current situation is putting drug agencies in a quandary.

A procedural approach is useful and sometimes necessary when a person is faced with a quandary or dilemma.

a legal quandary

Whenever Britain is in a royal mess over some fiendishly tricky quandary, we beseech Queen Mary for her counsel.

However, he said the family was now in a quandary.

He was in a quandary, and a lifelong friend of his suggested that he phone me.

These boulders on a path near a York beauty spot have landed village leaders in a legal quandary following complaints from a disabled angler.

Kate is in a quandary

The depths of this understanding - which I had not at all expected - put me in a quandary.

The peasants are in a quandary : They want to kill the man, but no one is ready to take responsibility for the action.

Year after year, however, we’d always find ourselves in a quandary.

The issue of a present for Mother left me in a quandary, however.

I find myself in a quandary of sorts and wonder if you have any advice or insights you may be able to offer a young-ish, aspiring writer of fiction for the screen.

It turns out that this is a harder task than it might initially seem: quandaries, conundrums, and tensions within our conception of perception arise.