n. something that hinders or overwhelms; low-lying, soggy ground
n. anything that entraps or makes progress difficult; a tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh
Government authorities have expanded investigations into multiple business lines at some of the nation’s largest banks, a sign that the legal morass enveloping the industry has no clear end in sight.
Her parents had started her on drum lessons at age ten to help dissipate some of her inexhaustible energy. But at fifteen, she fell into an emotional morass.
Sentence in Classic:
We will leave this question undecided and hark back to our morass again, for we have left a good deal unexplored.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The second day two of their sheep plunged into a morass, where they and their burdens were lost; two more died of fatigue a few days after; seven or eight perished with hunger in a desert; and others subsequently fell down precipices.
It was not, alas, a clean rush of waves they had to win through, but a clogging morass of old associations and habits, and for the moment its vapours were in his throat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The path from the wood leads to a morass, and from thence to a ford, which, as the rains have abated, may now be passable.
And some certain significance lurks in all things, else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher, except to sell by the cartload, as they do hills about Boston, to fill up some morass in the Milky Way.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
There was no chance of finding footsteps in the mire, for the rising mud oozed swiftly in upon them, but as we at last reached firmer ground beyond the morass we all looked eagerly for them.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context