She had seen the plight of hundreds of people and was no stranger to death.
Perhaps saddest of all is the plight of the English as a Second Language crowd.
During that trip, my eyes were opened to the plight of a continent and its people.
There seems to be a proactive disregard for knowing or caring about their lives and plight.
He had also gotten me into the jail near Tripoli to interview them and help publicize their plight.
The idea had sustained him ever since he had learned of the plight of his tribesmen.
You see me in the plight in which I came out of the packet within this half-hour.
It helped us to forget the seriousness of our plight and to amuse those who watched from the boat.
At these words I became eloquent, as young madmen in my plight do.
The door was then thrown open, and in this plight the beautiful and blushing child advanced into the saloon.
"to pledge" (obsolete except in archaic plight one's troth), from Old English pligtan, plihtan "to endanger, imperil, compromise," verb form of pliht (n.) "danger, risk" (see plight (n.2)). Related: Plighted; plighting.
"condition or state (usually bad)," late 12c., "danger, harm, strife," from Anglo-French plit, pleit, Old French pleit, ploit "condition" (13c.), originally "way of folding," from Vulgar Latin *plictum, from Latin plicitum, neuter past participle of Latin plicare "to fold, lay" (see ply (v.1)).
Originally in neutral sense (as in modern French en bon plit "in good condition"), sense of "harmful state" (and current spelling) probably is from convergence and confusion with plight (n.2) via notion of "entangling risk, pledge or promise with great risk to the pledger."
"pledge," mid-13c., "pledge, promise," usually involving risk or loss in default, from Old English pliht "danger, risk, peril, damage," from Proto-Germanic *pleg- (cf. Old Frisian plicht "danger, concern, care," Middle Dutch, Dutch plicht "obligation, duty," Old High German pfliht, German Pflicht "obligation, duty" (see plight (v.)). Cf. Old English plihtere "look-out man at the prow of a ship," plihtlic "perilous, dangerous."