View definitions for quicksand


noun as in mire

noun as in pitfall

noun as in quagmire

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Example Sentences

Brown has spent key stretches of the postseason rescuing doomed possessions, but here he ran into quicksand.

They fought their way out of it, dug their way out of that quicksand.

Then when we were finally able to come back, it was like we were moving in quicksand.

To Herron it has felt like “a marathon that I ran in quicksand, getting nowhere quickly.”

The 1905 guide An Elementary Class-Book of Practical Coal-Mining touts its effectiveness in digging mine shafts through quicksand.

That next morning felt slow and strange, like wading through quicksand.

The McKesson proxy statement is 100-plus pages of quicksand.

Five minutes later, he is up to his thighs in liquid that is quicksand thick.

In ground which is of the nature of quicksand, piles will often slowly rise to their original position after each blow.

And now at last we can step again from the treacherous quicksand of reminiscences on the terra firma of documents.

On the west side timbers and wool sacks were sunk into a quicksand upon which to rest the foundations of the abutment.

And I beheld her walk straight into the borders of the quicksand where it is more abrupt and dangerous.

The boy's mount had mired one foot in a quicksand pocket and had gone down on its knees.


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On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quicksand, such as: quagmire, bog, dirt, fen, glop, and goo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.