American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding with mire or mud; of the nature of mire or mud; full of mire: as, a miry road; a miry lane.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy.
- adj. (of soil) soft and watery
- mire + -y (Wiktionary)
“/ Who does not act, is dead; absorbed entire / In miry sloth, no pride, no joy he hath; O leaden-hearted men, to be in love with death!”
“I feel that I have a decent ability to move situations forward in a positive manor with a few well chosen words or to explain anything from physics phenomena to camp games, but in a new language I thought I would be so limited that frustration would take over and I would be rooted in a field of miry clay unable to move in any direction.”
“Queen of the cotton cities", he addresses it magniloquently in the opening line, "nightly I piece you back into existence" – and goes on to do just that, through succulent descriptions of the "frayed bridal train" of factory chimneys; the "warped applause-track of Victorian rain" that wets the miry streets.”
“He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay”
“The by-roads were miry beyond description, rain having fallen almost incessantly since we left Winchester, but notwithstanding the down-pour the column pushed on, men and horses growing almost unrecognizable from the mud covering them from head to foot.”
“He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay”
“I completely understand the miry journey of wondering if God is really good and if He cares at all.”
“As the dust-carts could not pass through, the inhabitants trusted to storms to wash their always miry alley; for how could it be clean?”
“Saint – Denis, never in the Kamtschatka of miry, narrow, commercial streets, never anywhere in bad weather.”
“It had looked as yellow as it ought to look, and hurrying on between its worn-away and miry banks, had a promising aspect of desolation and ruin.”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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