Slough of Despond love

Slough of Despond

Definitions

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  • n. A state of despondency.

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  • n. (formal) extreme depression

Etymologies

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From the name of a bog in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.

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  • Indeed, where else would one put despond

    August 13, 2018

  • The primary definition is not a state of despondency. The primary definition is a proper name of a fictional swamp or bog in Paul Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress."

    The secondary definition of slough of despond as a state of despondency or being mired or stuck in a sense of hopelessness is derived from the literary reference.

    August 6, 2018