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Nov 10, 2010
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miry

PRONUNCIATION:
(MYR-ee)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Resembling mire.
2. Muddy; swampy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From mire (bog), from Old Norse myrr. Earliest recorded use: 1398.

USAGE:
"This election night, American liberals, sternum-deep in that miry slough of despond, are as depressed as they've been since the Florida debacle back in 2000."
Michael Tomasky; Midterms 2010: A Sea-Change in Just Two Years; The Guardian (London, UK); Nov 3, 2010.

See more usage examples of miry in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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