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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • And while tens of millions have benefited from India's rise, many more remain mired in some of the worst poverty in the world.

    India: Toilets Are Scarce, And Highly Desirable

  • And I think there's urgency because I think this group of the black poor, it's bad for all of us the longer they remain mired where they are right now.

    'Disintegration' Of America's Black Neighborhoods

  • Yes, but it may not be too soon to tell whether we struck the right balance — it seems fairly clear that compared to the Chinese we did far too little and thus remain mired in slow growth.

    Matthew Yglesias » Chinese Growth Strong, Inflation Fears Mounting

  • Instead, no level of traditional institutions of education teach such courses and instead remain mired in curriculums skewed towards theory and not applicability such as statistics, economics 101, marketing and finance.

    Young Adults Need To Seek Wealth Literacy, Not Financial Literacy « Articles « Literacy News

  • LaBarbera made 25 saves for the Kings, who have lost four of six and remain mired at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

    USATODAY.com

  • One can be forgiven that Russia sees The USA and Britain mired in what appears to be now both a political and possibly a military defeat in Iraq and is choosing this moment to begin to demonstrate to other impressionable nations that there is another player on the block.

    Archive 2007-08-05

  • Corey Maggette scored 26 and Cuttino Mobley added 19 for the struggling Clippers, who fell to 16-32 and remain mired in last place in the Pacific Division.

    USATODAY.com

  • The Heat (8-21), who lost 96-82 at Cleveland on Wednesday, fell to 4-12 on the road and remain mired in last place in the Southeast Division.

    USATODAY.com

  • Mrs. must know that Nickels and the Clowncil will remain mired in process for decades and will never agree to rebuild the Viaduct.

    Sound Politics: Huh?

  • Not big trouble, not bring-back-Bjorn Borg-or-else trouble, but the kind of trouble that ensures it will remain mired among the vast array of American niche sports, with little hope to break out of the mix and become something special, something like it once was.

    USATODAY.com - Tennis' return looking shaky

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