Until Washington embraces a more grassroots approach, Egypt is unlikely to emerge from its quandary.
The quandary of whether to freeze eggs or not could become irrelevant overnight.
But this mishmash of possibilities does illustrate the quandary facing wives-to-be in certain social circles.
The snickering fiasco of the Gingrich breakfast is an aspect of this quandary.
In a “quandary,” there actually are (dread phrase) “no easy answers.”
He did not mean to find himself in a quandary when they were ready to turn back again, and not be able to say where the camp lay.
Having captured their men, they were somewhat in a quandary how to keep them.
I was here placed in a quandary—no boat to take us across the river, and no provisions for our party to take into the mountains.
But when Winton next came up to Bury Street, she was in a quandary.
We doubt whether ever resurrectionist felt himself in such a quandary.
"state of perplexity," 1570s, of unknown origin, perhaps a quasi-Latinism based on Latin quando "when? at what time?; at the time that, inasmuch," pronomial adverb of time, related to qui "who" (see who). Originally accented on the second syllable.