noun slough, Slough of despond, Despond
|Slough of Despond||
- A state of despondency.
Etymology: From the name of a bog in John Bunyan's w:The Pilgrim's Progress, The Pilgrim's Progress.
- 2003, Why could Johnson not drag himself out of this slough of despond? " Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 183)
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