What does the word mire mean?

Usage examples for mire

  1. But humanity will be spared the useless wading through the mire of a divorce case." – The Red Conspiracy by 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 by 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 by C. Gasquoine Hartley