Origin of quicksand
Related formsquick·sand·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for quicksand
To Herron it has felt like “a marathon that I ran in quicksand, getting nowhere quickly.”Caught Between Military and Civilian Justice, a Battered Wife Waits and Waits for Help|Jacob Siegel|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The McKesson proxy statement is 100-plus pages of quicksand.He’s One of the Nation’s Highest-Paid CEOs—and You’ve Never Heard of Him|Gary Rivlin|January 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Five minutes later, he is up to his thighs in liquid that is quicksand thick.
An emaciated Steve Jobs jiving from an underground lair about his health is quicksand.
He didn't know that there was a quicksand across it, and that people couldn't use it in spring and summer.Beautiful Joe|Marshall Saunders
It would be a slow and horrible descent—like sinking in a quicksand.Billy Topsail, M.D.|Norman Duncan
And I beheld her walk straight into the borders of the quicksand where it is more abrupt and dangerous.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The slough was quicksand, and as far as Andy knew, it was bottomless.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
That love, too, like a quicksand, too often proves a destroyer to the weak-minded.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams