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miasma

mee az muh

  • n  an unwholesome atmosphere
    the novel spun a miasma of death and decay
  • n  unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources
    the miasma of the marshes
    a miasma of cigar smoke

  • The Around the World hard-back program (cost: $1 extortion!) remained a fond possession of mine till I misplaced it in the miasma of middle age.
  • After dropping him into the black miasma below, his helicopter did something he had never seen in his entire 13-year career: it flew away--so that he could hear the cries for help.
  • Amid the miasma of death, new clouds of dust rose from 800 smaller aftershocks that continued to frighten the country; nonetheless, Guatemalans cleared away rubble to make way .
News & Articles

  • Financial Illiteracy Exacerbates Student Loan Crisis
    By Michael P. Tremoglie NEW YORK (MainStreet)--It seems that many students - and their parents - are wading into a miasma of college tuition financing they are ill-prepared to understand. All too anxious to start attending the college of their choice, indeed often the college of their dreams, students and parents know little about the terms of the loans they obtain for tuition. Also see ...
    June 27, 2013 - TheStreet.com
Quotes

  • Robert Plant in Telegraph.co.uk
    My singing is an affectation of what I've loved since I was a kid,says Plant of the unlikely union. "And I'm a white kid trying to interpret social conditions that don't exist, all that kind of miasma of the dark voodoo hoochie-coochie...
  • Andrew Keen in OStatic (blog)
    One of the very few positive consequences of the current financial miasma will be a sharp cultural shift in our attitude toward the economic value of our labor,argues Keen, which leads up to his conclusion that nobody will want to work for free.
  • Boniface Alexandre in USA Today
    ...the challenge, Haiti's interim President Boniface Alexandre, whose country is the most impoverished in the Western hemisphere, called on the international community to help his country "emerge from the miasma of underdevelopment, extreme...

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