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Definition a state of uncertainty about what to do in a difficult situation
  • ...faced with the quandary of how to reduce demand for gasoline without raising the price too high.
  • "Here," says she, "you have brought us into a fine quandary indeed."
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • It was his mate who relieved him from the quandary in which he found himself.
    London, Jack  --  White Fang
  • The hunter, in turn, was in a quandary.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • The chief was in a quandary.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Jungle Tales of Tarzan
  • Had she refused, he would have been in a quandary, for his tambo would not have permitted him to lay hands on her.
    London, Jack  --  South Sea Tales
  • And yet you used to be in such a quandary because you knew nobody you could make your women-folk out of
    Barrie, James Matthew  --  Margaret Ogilvy
  • Once or twice as I stood waiting there for things to accomplish themselves, I could not resist an impulse to laugh at my miserable quandary.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • We were now in a quandary as to how to pass the guards who patrolled the island about the pool.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Gods of Mars
  • I found myself becoming more and more deeply involved in quandary.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Lost Continent
  • The idea presented a quandary; there were both Christians and Muslims on the team.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He left Duane in a quandary.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • In the fullness of time I understood the quandary for the American military.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Then Ajihad stated, "You are an enigma, Eragon, a quandary that no one knows how to solve.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • His hard little face looked flintier than ever and Scarlett was in a quandary.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In a quandary Venters returned to the other horses, hoping much, yet doubting more, that when Wrangle had grazed to suit himself he might be caught.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The Count was simply in a quandary.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I can tell you my brother was in a quandary.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The hunter, in turn, was in a quandary.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • If we cannot cross over to France to-night, Chauvelin is in the same quandary.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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