Definition of "quagmires" []

  • A soft wet area of land that gives way under the feet; bog (noun)
  • An awkward, complex, or embarrassing situation (noun)
  • Plural form of quagmire. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quagmires" in a sentence
  • "To catch Bacevich discussing how the U.S. military became specialists in quagmires in a Timothy MacBain TomCast audio interview click here or, to download it to your iPod, here."
  • "So an officer corps once intent above all on avoiding protracted wars now specializes in quagmires."
  • "I have no need to go into any detail regarding their remarkably similar obsession with Vietnam; and how all military conflicts involving the US--in which we acted out of our own national interest, rather than as part of the UN--instantly (usually within days) become Vietnam-like "quagmires" and are examples of the immoral warmongering of (almost always) Republican presidents."