predicament (part of speech: noun)
- The poor woman was in a great quandary, fearing to offend either the one family or the other; yet she was compelled to admit the truth. - "Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage", Charles Georges Souli.
- We're rather in a quandary. - "K", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- Having captured their men, they were somewhat in a quandary how to keep them. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.