in a quandary

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See: doubtful
References in classic literature ?
We were now in a quandary as to how to pass the guards who patrolled the island about the pool.
You see, having said that if Meg married `that Brooke' she shouldn't have a cent of her money, Aunt March was rather in a quandary when time had appeased her wrath and made her repent her vow.
Here Phoebus, whose imagination was endowed with but mediocre power of creation, began to find himself in a quandary as to a means of extricating himself for his prowess.