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Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation.
  to block progress - typically by refusing to answer questions
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stonewalled stonewall stonewalling stonewalls
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  • Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation.
  • I think she’s stonewalling.
  • McBain stonewalled the many questions and directed his guests to the cellar stairs behind the front desk.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • She reached a producer and told her the story: her husband’s incarceration, the call from Homeland Security, the stonewalling, the courts that didn’t even exist.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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  • But I looked like I was stonewalling.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I was being stonewalled by a corpse.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Ang Dorje hailed from Pangboche, an aggregation of stonewalled houses and terraced potato fields clinging to a rugged hillside at 13,000 feet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Disgust, for example, is 1, contempt is 2, anger is 7, defensiveness is 10, whining is 11, sadness is 12, stonewalling is 13, neutral is 14, and so on.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • There’s Daddy Who comes home every day, dives straight into a tall amber bottle, falls into a stonewalled well of silence, a place where he can tread the suffocating loneliness.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • What might not be possible in this stonewalled maze of mystery?
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage

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  • At last they were all shouting, their eyes resonant in the wet, stonewalled room.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • After stonewalling his way through five police interrogations, it was not a good idea to start boasting that he actually knew something on a mobile less than 200 yards from a police station.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • When we hurried back to her house and the storm struck with a blast of hail on the tin roof, we sat behind sealed windows in her stonewalled sitting room and watched the lightning dance in the fields and shuddered when the thunder boomed like heavy artillery.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • He has found that he can find out much of what he needs to know just by focusing on what he calls the Four Horsemen: defensiveness, stonewalling, criticism, and contempt.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Berger was aware that her objections were being systematically stonewalled by Flodin and Sellberg.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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Associated words [difficulty]:   stonewall [6]
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