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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.
He began to be afraid lest he might be overwhelmed in this slough of a petty, useless, and vicious existence.
Because he had sunk into the slough of despond, he would be heedless of the mud that gathered on his garments.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
"It sounds pretty bad," admitted Heavy, coming out of her momentary slough of despond.
RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGEALICE 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 '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
The most subtly painted serpent casts ultimately its slough.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
Did he just slough off, so to speak, your admonition that he shouldn't drive?
WARREN COMMISSION (3 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. III (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
On Monday, February 26, the garrison was sunk in a slough of despondency.
STORY OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICACAPTAIN A. T. MAHAN, U.S.N.
Not to exceed four days, and that you may drop away any hour,—that an artery may slough at any moment which you cannot survive.

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