from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In logic, pertaining to or of the nature of a dilemma.
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The following is the "dilemmatic" meaning of this crisis.
Since regret is warranted even in the absence of such a belief, to assume that remorse is appropriate is to assume, not argue, that the agent's situation is genuinely dilemmatic.
Therefore, these situations are genuinely dilemmatic.
The case of Sartre's student, if genuinely dilemmatic, is an obligation dilemma; Sophie's case is a prohibition dilemma.
Otherwise, why, at this intensely dilemmatic juncture, when so much is at stake and when your romantic relationship with Belford has crossed the threshold of termination, would you reach out and grasp his suited phallus, pulling and bending it as if you were a Sherwood Forest bow-maker testing a sapling?
You might find it quite dilemmatic on the way to treat them, as your children start to grow up and entering the teenager's world.
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