verb (used with object), mired, mir·ing.
verb (used without object), mired, mir·ing.
- miranda, francisco de,
- mirandola, giovanni pico della,
Origin of mire
Examples from the Web for mire
Desert warfare was, by definition, mobile warfare, the antithesis of the lethal attrition in the mire of the Western Front.Lawrence of Arabia Became Popular as the Dashing Antithesis of the War in Europe|Jack Schwartz|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But she let us film her journey back from the mire of scandal and the brink of despair for OWN.Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s Favorite World of Wonder Clips (VIDEO)|Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was covered with mire, his skin coat was very dilapidated, and Agatha thought that his boots never had been cleaned.
Take delight in earnestness; watch thy thoughts and never tire;Lift thee from the Path of Evil, like the tusker sunk in mire.328.The Buddha's Path of Virtue|Frank Lee Woodward
Its banks were a high-piled mass of mire and clay, for the levee-builders had not yet begun work.The Hallowell Partnership|Katharine Holland Brown
The man wore an old skin coat spattered with flakes of mire, and his long boots were covered with clots of mud.
I have walked in the mire, and you are a star; but sometimes men dream that even a star may descend to lift one up.The Shadow of Victory|Myrtle Reed
Word Origin for mire
c.1300, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse myrr "bog, swamp"), from Proto-Germanic *miuzja- (cf. Old English mos "bog, marsh"), from PIE *meus- "damp" (see moss).
c.1400, in figurative sense of "to involve in difficulties," from mire (n.). Literal sense is from 1550s. Related: Mired; miring.