dilemma


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state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

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In this dilemma, Captain Hardy arranged that the corpse, being first partially embalmed, and packed, with a large quantity of salt, in a box of suitable dimensions, should be conveyed on board as merchandise.
So there seemed no way out of their dilemma and being helpless they simply sat still.
For some time Werper entertained the idea of bribing Abdul Mourak with a portion of the contents of the pouch; but fearing that the man would demand all the gems as the price of liberty, the Belgian, influenced by avarice, sought another avenue from his dilemma.
Well, it wasn't right for her to say it," said Anne, promptly deciding upon which horn of this dilemma to empale herself.
It may have occurred to your mind that the plain way out of our present dilemma is for you and Miss Silvester, respectively, to affirm what we know to be the truth--namely, that you never had the slightest intention of marrying each other.
I am, in some degree, answerable for your not having done this--as well as for the far more serious dilemma with Miss Silvester in which you now stand.
Then the members of the committee tried to withdraw their admission, and Sergey Ivanovitch began to prove that they must logically admit either that they had verified the accounts or that they had not, and he developed this dilemma in detail.
Miss Nupkins possessed all her mamma's haughtiness without the turban, and all her ill-nature without the wig; and whenever the exercise of these two amiable qualities involved mother and daughter in some unpleasant dilemma, as they not infrequently did, they both concurred in laying the blame on the shoulders of Mr.
While we thank you for such hospitality as we have received, permit me to assure you, in our joint names, that we should not have accepted it, or have consented to extricate ourselves in this way, from our previous dilemma, had we not been impelled by a strong sense of duty.
One can only hope that contemporaries working on moral dilemma theory will take note.
As Dougherty explains, a moral dilemma is "any situation in which an agent cannot fulfill all genuine impending moral obligations.
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new research has revealed that men and women cooperate equally, particularly in situations involving a dilemma that pits the interests of an individual against that of a group.
The Doctor's Dilemma was not a great popular or critical success when it was originally produced in 1906, but the play is one of Bernard Shaw's most perplexing, intriguing works and deserves a more prominent place in the Shavian canon.
Emma Dilemma" is a heartwarming collection of poems by an older sister about her 4-year-old little sister whom she calls Emma Dilemma.
The party is in support of Dilemma's sophomore production album effort entitled Everybody Still Wants a Beat From Dilemma .