mired mired  /ˈmaɪrd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire

Usage(s):

  1. But in a country mired in tradition and occupied by the Soviet Union, Meena's beliefs were threatening enough to get her assassinated.
  2. Tokyo that spring was a city mired in its ninth consecutive year of economic stagnation.
  3. Battambang - Phnom Penh, Cambodia The torn roofs of train carriages in Cambodia expose a country still mired in poverty.

News

  1. What Was so Lavish About the IRS Employee Conference?

    The Internal Revenue Service, already mired in scandal for its Tea Party profiling, found itself in a fresh scandal last week when the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration cited it for "excessive" spending at a $4 million IRS small-business division managers conference in Anaheim, Calif., home of Disneyland. In response to the report, Congress called the 2010 event "lavish ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

  2. Arlington Heights commits potential slots revenue to affordable housing

    Although legislation allowing slots at Arlington Park remains mired in the General Assembly, Arlington Heights already is planning how it will spend some of the revenue gambling expansion could produce. The village board's committee of the whole this week approved a draft ordinance that would create a Housing Trust Fund, which will work with developers and nonprofits to provide money and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Ian Stewart goes on Twitter tirade against Cubs: 'let me Sign elsewhere'

    Once a promising prospect, Ian Stewart is now a fringe player mired in the minors, and he’s taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, he took a few shots at the Cubs, who nontendered and then re-signed him this past winter, casting doubts about his future in the organization. Below is just one part of what Stewart had to say:
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "Our troops are mired in a civil war with no clear enemy and no clear strategy for success," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said after leaving the briefing room. "This briefing reinforced our view that the solution in Iraq is a...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Steny Hoyer Source: FOXNews

  2. "We're still mired in a tragic and costly war that should have never been waged," Obama said in a video statement on his Web site.
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "We should make equally clear what their mission is not: to stay in Iraq indefinitely and get mired in a savage civil war," Biden said.
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

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periphery periphery
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