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quandary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquandaryquan‧da‧ry /ˈkwɒndəri $ ˈkwɑːn-/ noun (plural quandaries) [countable]  DIFFICULTa difficult situation or problem, especially one in which you cannot decide what to do syn dilemmain a quandary Kate was in a quandary over whether to go or not.
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quandaryThis put Mr Babbitt in a quandary.Young actresses dwell in a quandary.If the laws change and make your will obsolete, the lawyer is in a quandary.But they were in a quandary about how to blend their vastly different tastes.Of course, there is an upside to every quandary.Imposing answers to thorny moral quandaries ought to be an option of last resort in a democracy.Perhaps if I could ask you a few questions, it might help me in my quandary.A new book thoughtfully analyzes the quandary.in a quandaryThis put Mr Babbitt in a quandary.Young actresses dwell in a quandary.If the laws change and make your will obsolete, the lawyer is in a quandary.He retired to his basket in a huff and I went off to the supermarket in a quandary.The young uniform was in a quandary.Dora, Lady Westbourne, was in a quandary.But they were in a quandary about how to blend their vastly different tastes.
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