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 Meanings and Examples of MIRE
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mire
 v.  cause to sink or become stuck in; hinder, entrap, or entangle
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  With the constellations of space they confound the stars of the abyss which are made in the soft mire of the puddle by the feet of ducks.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
2  She has become marble in becoming mire.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI—CHRISTUS NOS LIBERAVIT
3  He had bivouacked at Dion-le-Mont, and had set out at daybreak; but the roads were impassable, and his divisions stuck fast in the mire.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A BAD GUIDE TO NAPOLEON; A GOOD GUIDE TO BULOW
4  Souls which blossomed out yesterday, and are faded to-day, like those flowers let fall in the streets, which are soiled with every sort of mire, while waiting for some wheel to crush them.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
5  And, with an imperious motion, the frail young man of twenty years bent the thickset and sturdy porter like a reed, and brought him to his knees in the mire.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VIII—MANY INTERROGATION POINTS WITH REGARD TO A C...
6  Although not one of them was walking, a dull trampling was audible in the mire.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I—FROM THE RUE PLUMET TO THE QUARTIER SAINT-DENIS
7  Everywhere, the mire, which the sewermen came to handle with intrepidity, abounded in precious objects, jewels of gold and silver, precious stones, coins.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—BRUNESEAU.
8  The mire there comports itself with decency.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—PRESENT PROGRESS
9  This crevice, the hiatus of a gulf of mire, was called a fontis, in the special tongue.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
10  There are shadows enough for hell, and mire enough to render it nothing but a slough, and the dying man knows not whether he is on the point of becoming a spectre or a frog.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
11  Here the mire was almost solid, there almost liquid.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
12  The mire bears up more or less, according to its density.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
13  It was a pit of mire in a cavern of night.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE FONTIS
14  The mire now reached to his knees, and the water to his waist.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE FONTIS
15  The coachman humbly represented to "monsieur l'Inspecteur," that the Utrecht velvet of his carriage was all spotted with the blood of the assassinated man, and with mire from the assassin.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XI—CONCUSSION IN THE ABSOLUTE
Example Sentence:
1  We must not be drawn into the mire of civil war.
2  The Party sank deeper into the mire of conflict.
3  The mud could mire their rear wheels.
4  Indeed for the Zimbabwe press this explains "the saturation coverage on the demise of his namesake", and they have been reminding us that tourism and hunting are "mired in elitism".
5  Promising “a year of action” as he tries to rejuvenate a presidency mired in low approval ratings and stymied by partisan stalemates, Mr. Obama used his annual State of the Union address to chart a new path forward relying on his own executive authority.
6  The bombshell was dropped into the middle of an EU summit in Brussels where Cameron and 27 other leaders were mired in tough negotiations over climate-change policy.
7  A science-fiction thriller about a planet that is mired in civil war and whose computerized defense system runs amok, threatening everyone.
8  One year after the crash, the markets remain mired in a deep malaise.