murk murk  /ˈmɜrk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
  2. (v) make dark, dim, or gloomy

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Usage(s):

  1. In Bosnia, on most days, there is only murk, brutality and death.
  2. But here in the murk of conflagration when scarcely a friend is left to know, we, the survivors, do not flinch from anything, not from a single blow.
  3. Pedestrians in city streets gasped at the miasmal murk even as newspaper headlines screamed that their next breath might be a dose of poison.

News

  • What will the lake look like without carp?

    They spend their lives rooting up underwater mud, destroying Utah Lake's vegetation, creating murk and muck, and making it hard for baby fish to find any protection while they grow up.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

Quotes

  1. Every year, approximately 7 percent of us will be afflicted to some degree by the awful mental state that William Styron described as a "gray drizzle of horror . . . a storm of murk."
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: William Styron Source: New York Times (blog)

  2. Greens leader Bob Brown said the Coalition and Family First had blocked "patently reasonable reforms : to keep a system of Howard-era cover-ups and political murk in place".
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Bob Brown Source: The Age

  3. Vaill writes that when Robbins and Twyla Tharp were collaborating on a ballet titled "Brahms/Handel" in 1984, Tharp had a dream in which the two of them saw what Tharp described as a huge snake "in a filthy sewage- ridden murk partially covered by...
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Twyla Tharp Source: Indianapolis Star

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