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slough in Geography topic

sloughslough2 /slaʊ $ sluː, slaʊ/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 SITUATION[singular] literary a bad situation or a state of sadness that you cannot get out of easilyslough of 🔊 Harry was in a slough of despondency for weeks.2 [countable]SG an area of land covered in deep dirty water or mud
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sloughMany commentators now believed that Kasparov was finished, that psychologically he could not recover from such a slough of despond.It was seen as an anarchic slough of disorder and despair.Now the steps end in a kind of stagnant slough.