mire

Part of speech: noun

An ant.

Part of speech: noun

Miriness.

Part of speech:

Miry.

Part of speech: verb

To fix, stall, or sink in mud.

Part of speech: verb

To defile.

Part of speech: noun

Wet, yielding earth; deep mud.

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Usage examples "mire":

  1. But humanity will be spared the useless wading through the mire of a divorce case." - "The Red Conspiracy", Joseph J. Mereto.
  2. She half fell on her knees in the mire, pleading, entreating, her body shaken by sobs. - "Okewood of the Secret Service", Valentine Williams.
  3. And this gives us new hope to press forward on that path which woman even now is travelling, wherein she will be free from the risk of clinging to conditions of the past, which for so long have dragged her evolution in the mire. - "The Truth About Woman", C. Gasquoine Hartley.