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
The Central Division became an even larger quagmire this season when Winnipeg emerged, but he is encouraged by early returns.
But then Mercer pushed the Tide further than Johnson could have imagined, forcing him to search high and low for a way out of the quagmire that developed Tuesday.
Barring a clear defeat for separatism on December 21st, there are only two ways out of the Catalan quagmire.
The Allies — including the Soviet Union on most occasions — usually avoided starting theater wars that ended in multi-year infantry quagmires.
While the Nittany Lions and Barkley were caught in a quagmire at Michigan State, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 598 yards and 5 touchdowns against fellow College Football Playoff contender Oklahoma State.
The Vietnam War, which debuted Sunday, will run for some 18 hours — which is not nearly enough to make sense of that quagmire.
Post-Brexit quagmire While thousands in Britain have been living with the realities of UK family migration policies, European residents here are increasingly anxious that Brexit may erode their own rights in this arena.
By Hillary Borrud and Jeff Manning The financial quagmire at the Oregon Health Authority continues to deepen.
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Synonymsbind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, predicament, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swamp
Related Wordsdifficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait
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