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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass, strait, straits(noun)

    a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

    go, passing, notch, liberty chit, strait, fling, walk, passing play, crack, laissez passer, mountain pass, pass, bye, passing game, flip, passport, base on balls, toss, sound, whirl, qualifying, head, offer

  2. pass, head, straits(noun)

    a difficult juncture

    "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"

    heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, nous, mind, headland, head teacher, head, strait, fountainhead, whirl, principal, drumhead, point, top dog, passport, header, brain, offer, passing play, laissez passer, question, mountain pass, toss, headspring, headway, crack, foreland, go, passing game, chief, pass, read/write head, liberty chit, qualifying, head word, forefront, walk, base on balls, fling, flip, capitulum, notch, oral sex, caput, bye, passing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    strait, bungo, detroit, close, hoi, gorges

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  1. Justin Trudeau:

    We get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcomepeople who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult straits.

  2. Ian Poulter:

    I had a really disappointing time in the U.S. PGA at Whistling Straits in 2010, i had to withdraw on the Sunday because physically I wasn't well.

  3. Ben Carson:

    There’s no question this country is in very dire straits. the whole leadership issue is lacking. Ben Carson also embraced the large GOP field, saying it will give voters.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    There was no discussion about anything else, there was an appreciation of our involvement in that particular operation which was I remind everyone is about freedom of navigation in the Straits of Hormuz. That's what that is about. The other matters that are being pursued by the United States are matters that they're pursuing.

  5. Joseph Dunford:

    We're engaging now with a number of countries to see if we can put together a coalition that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and the Bab al-Mandab, and so I think probably over the next couple of weeks we'll identify which nations have the political will to support that initiative and then we'll work directly with the militaries to identify the specific capabilities that'll support that.

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