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status quo
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Definition the existing state of affairs
  • 'I hate a Roman named Status Quo!' he said to me.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Supporters of the status quo argue that passing new, tissue-specific legislation is unnecessary, and that the current oversight practices are enough.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • What she's afraid of is living, accepting the status quo.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • He proposed the impossible, as Harry Williams has remarked: "to conduct the war for the preservation of the status quo which had produced the war."
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Neither cared to disturb the status quo ante.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • But slowly, things returned to status quo: Lindsey had a boyfriend, and Colin had a broken heart and a Theorem to finish.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Five weeks since Trey went back to school, and life as a nanny has become the status quo.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Right, but you do understand that the status quo is a problem for us?
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • As an old-guard mayor, he had the impossible task of trying to maintain the status quo in a town that was changing radically all around him.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The South African government had powerful allies in Great Britain and the United States who were content to maintain the status quo.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • But for many, Vietnam opened the door to questioning the status quo.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • With my old friends mired in status quo, how could I explain my summer enlightenment?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • He's asking questions of the status quo.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The alternative presses of the 1960s were created to contest the status quo.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • Living off of beans is proper English, which brings with it the connotation of higher society, accepted standards, and the status quo.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Consequently, a situation of status quo had resulted, and so year after year she was retained under guardianship.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • No objection to the status quo.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I think it's her signal that everything is okay, or status quo, and she's just here to deliver an update, not to drop a bomb.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • These shells, they don't like the status quo.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Now they were protesting the continuation of the status quo.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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