"plights" in the noun sense
1. predicament, quandary, plight
a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
"finds himself in a most awkward predicament"
"the woeful plight of homeless people"
2. plight, troth
a solemn pledge of fidelity
"plights" in the verb sense
1. betroth, engage, affiance, plight
give to in marriage
2. pledge, plight
promise solemnly and formally
"I pledge that I will honor my wife"
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