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morass
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a difficult situation that frustrates progress

or:

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  • Here was a weary experience in which he was as utterly condemned to loneliness as in the despair which sometimes threatened him while toiling in the morass of authorship without seeming nearer to the goal.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (69% in)

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