Origin of slough1
OTHER WORDS FROM sloughslough·i·ness, nounsloughy, adjectiveun·sloughed, adjectiveun·slough·ing, adjective
Words nearby slough
Other definitions for slough (2 of 2)
Origin of slough2
How to use slough in a sentence
A few years after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, it’s still strictly segregated between Catholics and Protestants and stuck in an economic slough so old it’s covered in mold.
We lived on the Old West Side near Lake Sacajawea, which was nothing more than a dredged-out slough full of carp and muskrat.There’s Always Some Killing You Got to Do On a Farm|Eugene Robinson|October 23, 2020|Ozy
In Sydney it was across the Harbor, in London it was outside the city in Basildon or Slough.
He forces a patient to submit to radiation therapy, even as it makes her skin slough off her body.American Dreams, 1993: The Road to Wellville by T. Coraghessan Boyle|Nathaniel Rich|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A week after the inauguration, his wife, Lady Bird, watched with worry as a “slough of despond” surrounded her husband.
They would get weird diseases where the flesh on their faces would slough off.
He began to be afraid lest he might be overwhelmed in this slough of a petty, useless, and vicious existence.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Because he had sunk into the slough of despond, he would be heedless of the mud that gathered on his garments.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
"It sounds pretty bad," admitted Heavy, coming out of her momentary slough of despond.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson
She had taken us up in her great strong arms and carried us over the slough of difficulty, turning the whole tide in our favor.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
The most subtly painted serpent casts ultimately its slough.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for slough (1 of 3)
- (in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
- (in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
- (on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet