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Word: quagmire

Definition: bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself


Sentences Containing 'quagmire'

A (fictional) excerpt from "The History of Lucky Smells Lumbermill" reads: Our special "emerald lumber" was used for years by a variety of organizations for the construction of their green headquarters and for a few green homes, including the mansions constructed by the Snicket, Quagmire, and Baudelaire families.
After publishing four books in the 1960s, including the novel "The Noblest Roman", "The Making of a Quagmire", and "The Unfinished Odyssey of Robert Kennedy", he wrote three books in the 1970s, four books in the 1980s, and six books in the 1990s, including his 1999 "The Children" which chronicled the 1959–1962 Nashville Student Movement.
After the "In Auction", during which Gunther/Olaf completes a complicated scheme to "launder" the kidnapping of the remaining Quagmire triplets, he drives away with her in his truck.
Assuring Principal Shephard it will never happen again, Chris reveals that he learned the joke from Quagmire.
Back on home soil, he was entered in the Gimcrack Stakes at York in mid August. After a torrential overnight downpour turned the going into a quagmire, his trainer wanted to scratch him from the race.
Business quagmire: Allen Klein, Lee Eastman and ATV-Northern Songs.
Deciding to go to The Drunken Clam with Quagmire and Joe, he is reluctant to go to his scheduled dialysis appointment, in order to watch the 1984 CBS series "Charles in Charge".
In "The Slippery Slope", the Baudelaires and Quigley Quagmire considered taking Esmé hostage in a plan to rescue Sunny Baudelaire, but canceled the plan because it was "too villainous".
In one of Quagmire's plots to have Peter soil himself, Quagmire falls asleep and encounters Freddy Krueger, the principal character from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series, in a dream and hires him to go into Peter's dream, and tell the joke to him.
In the earliest seasons of "Family Guy", Cleveland frequently appeared alongside his wife Loretta Brown (voiced by Alex Borstein), until their divorce was portrayed in the "Family Guy" season 4 episode "The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire".
In the opening scene of the episode, after complaining of being exhausted, Peter is introduced to the energy drink Red Bull by his friends, Quagmire and Joe.
Peter asks where Quagmire heard the dirty joke in the first place, and Quagmire reveals that he heard it from Bruce.
Peter confronts Quagmire at the Drunken Clam later that day, but he enjoys the joke so much that he accidentally defecates.
Peter is introduced to the very addictive Red Bull energy drink by Quagmire at the bar.
Peter, Joe, Cleveland and Quagmire then fly off into the sunset, before finding out the supposed greatest joke ever written is "Guess what?
Quagmire and Joe soon discover that Peter soils his pants every time they tell him the joke, and they try to make him defecate himself repeatedly.
Quagmire bemoans that they destroyed the source of all dirty jokes.
Quagmire distracts Bonnie and Lois as Peter alters course to Virginia instead.
Quagmire hires Freddy Krueger from the "Nightmare On Elm Street" film series to make Peter soil himself in his dreams as well.
The Baudelaires (and before them the Quagmires) are forced to endure the annoyance until Duncan Quagmire finds a book in the Prufrock library that inspires the children to cover the fungus in salt. After some time of this treatment, the fungus dries up into a "hard beige crust".
The dirty joke told through the episode by Glenn Quagmire is taken from a joke the character Marty Funkhauser told in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm".
The episode follows Peter, Joe and Quagmire as they set out on a journey to find the ultimate source of all the world's dirty jokes.
The Griffins, the Swansons, and Quagmire prepare for a road trip, ostensibly for a vacation in Maine.
The upcoming series was mentioned in the final moments of the "Family Guy" season 7 episode "Baby Not on Board", with Cleveland telling Quagmire "Did I tell you I'm getting a spin-off".
When Lois berates Peter for soiling the bed, he realizes "when you poop in your dreams, you poop for real." Tired of Joe and Quagmire's antics, Peter wears Quagmire's pants to the bar the next day, discouraging them from making him laugh.
When Peter, Joe and Quagmire get to Virginia they meet up with Cleveland and his new family from "The Cleveland Show".
When the Baudelaires discover Olaf's plan to smuggle Duncan and Isadora Quagmire through a secret passageway in 667 Dark Avenue, Esmé traps them in an unused elevator shaft and tells them their mother once stole a "sugar bowl" from her.
When the group gets to Washington D.C., Peter, Joe, Cleveland and Quagmire see the Washington Monument, and next to it appears the Barack Obama Monument, which resembles the Washington monument, but is bigger and is colored black.
While at the "Times", he gathered material for his book "The Making of a Quagmire: America and Vietnam during the Kennedy Era".
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