A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition
A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing
To guarantee by a solemn promise
You don't know what a plight he had to endure.
Many thought this illness had changed him from a slightly arrogant young man into one who was sympathetic to the plight of others.
From the civil rights movement, to the Vietnam War, to the plight of the poor, Marvin Gaye helped a generation deal with what seemed to be a never ending crisis of social consciousness.
Trying to deal with the moods of a crowd, the plight of their teams and the difficulties of their own routines leads to all sorts of amusing situations for everyone in the squad.
While trying to alert people to the plight of endangered great white sharks, she put up posters of the animals in Oklahoma City where she was working in June 2009.