Examples of quagmire in a Sentence
- A Girl of the Limberlost is a Cinderella story whose wicked stepmother, in an interesting twist, is the heroine's real mother. She is a crazy person, deranged by grief for a husband who was sucked into a quagmire before her eyes when she was pregnant with Elnora. —Janet Malcolm, New York Review of Books, 15 Jan. 2009
- That was six months ago, when the Defense secretary laughingly dismissed the idea that Iraq was, or could turn into, a quagmire. But as Rumsfeld sat down last Friday morning to face Sen. John McCain, who spent six years in a Vietnamese prison, no one was laughing. —Michael Hirsh et al., Newsweek, 17 Nov. 2003
- State involvement will create a vast bioethical quagmire. Even if everyone magically agrees that improving a child's memory is as valid as avoiding dyslexia, there will still be things taxpayers aren't ready to pay for—genes of unproven benefit, say, or alterations whose downsides may exceed the upside. —Robert Wright, Time, 11 Jan.1999
the party was once again facing its quadrennial quagmire: the candidate sufficiently liberal to win the nomination would be too liberal for the general election
a protracted custody dispute that became a judicial quagmire
Recent Examples of quagmire from the Web
Other Europeans run into similar quagmires with American tech companies.
The latter is anyway deep in its own restructuring quagmire, while the former is most successful in very similar products as Barclays, so a takeover would be a bloodbath.
But changing the president, though necessary, won’t be sufficient to get South Africans out of this quagmire.
Magic Leap now finds itself in yet another legal quagmire, this time with its senior director of global security.
But the connections between Kushner and Apollo underscore the ethical quagmire of the Trump White House.
Chua sprints through her international material in a little over 100 pages before returning to the United States — which is where she gets stuck in a quagmire of her own making.
Iran has been openly supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for some time now (much of that through its proxy Hezbollah), while Israel has tried to generally steer clear of the Syrian quagmire, at least publicly.
Yet events keep dragging Meade back into the quagmire of graft accusations that surround the party.
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kettle of fish;
QUAGMIRE Defined for English Language Learners
: an area of soft, wet ground
: a situation that is hard to deal with or get out of : a situation that is full of problems
QUAGMIRE Defined for Kids
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