How do you use the verb "plight" in a sentence?

1 Answer
Jun 26, 2016

As a verb (an action) plight means: to pledge or promise solemnly (as in faith or loyalty).


Before delving into this any further I want to preface this by saying that using plight as a verb (an action) is considered old English and isn't necessarily considered common usage (a friend might give you a funny look).

Without delaying this any further here are a couple sentences that use plight as a verb:

  • His plight (verb) was a plight (noun) in-and-of-itself.

  • The knight's honour and plight hitherto the throne nary akin a soul.


Plight is much more commonly used as a noun. As a noun (a person, place, thing, or idea) plight means: a dangerous, difficult, or unforeseen situation. Below are a couple of sentences that use plight as a noun:

  • The blight lead to widespread famine, poverty, and may other ill-fortunes which caused the farmers would share the story of their plight with anyone who would listen.

  • She is a stronger person that you could ever imagine; you don't know the plight she had to endure.

I hope this helps!