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Quagmire meaning

quagmire - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet.
  2. 2. Soft, miry ground which yields under the feet; a bog.
  3. 3. Marshy ground that shakes under the feet.

quagmire - examples of usage

  1. The bottom of things seemed suddenly to slide from under him; he was like one sinking in some hideous quagmire.
  2. They are evidently of opinion that a cloud or a quagmire will serve their turn every bit as well as granite or Portland- stone.
  3. We soon found it out to our cost, as, thanks to the rainy season, the ancient Roman well had formed a little quagmire hidden in long grass, into which we plunged unwittingly and came out with wet boots.
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