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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Definitions for quandary

  1. A state of difficulty, perplexity, doubt, or uncertainty.

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Citations for quandary
Don . . . told me of the quandary that the authorities were in. Should the ruins be left untouched or should they be reconstructed for a new wave of tourists? Benjamin Hopkins, Times (London)
The school commissioners . . . were in a quandary over the needful size of an "open-air playground." Jacob A. Riis, The Battle with the Slum
Origin of quandary
1570-1580
Quandary is of unknown origin.
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