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Definition of Quagmire


  1. Soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet.

Quagmire Quotations

My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire.
James Joyce

We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
George Soros

Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
Henrik Ibsen

At least 23,000 civilians have also died in the Iraqi killing field and the U.S. is stuck in a quagmire.
Charles B. Rangel

Before and during the first phase of the war his administration repeatedly maligned the UN but now, that Iraq has turned into a quagmire, it is asking the UN for help.
Peter Schuyler
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Quagmire Translations

quagmire in German is Sumpf
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