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  • So they reached a strange impasse.†   (source)
  • "We are at an impasse then," said the man in black.†   (source)
  • But the diary notation that most tantalized Dewey was unrelated to the Clutter-Rupp, Methodist-Catholic impasse.†   (source)
  • I sensed the government was anxious to overcome the impasse in the country, that they were now convinced they had to depart from their old positions.†   (source)
  • The dwarves nearly doubled the size of the Varden's allied forces and would substantially increase the chances of the Varden reaching Uru'baen and Galbatorix if a favorable solution to the impasse with Murtagh and Thorn could be found.†   (source)
  • This was the Ashley I loved, away from Lewis's clinging hands and the wedding plans and the five-year-wide impasse that neither of us could cross.†   (source)
  • He attacked immediately and in searing fashion, calling Lord North the "blundering pilot" who had brought the nation to a terrible impasse.†   (source)
  • The white-lettered blue sign on the building fronting the street read IMPASSE, a dead end; there was no other way out.†   (source)
  • For a moment it seemed as though they had come to an impasse, until Lyn Corbray turned from the fire.†   (source)
  • For the present there was an impasse, and it looked like an impasse of indefinite duration unless we should do something to force the situation.†   (source)
  • There is an impasse over the establishment of the executive; there is an impasse over decommissioning.†   (source)
  • It wasn't hostile, but it was clear they had reached an impasse.†   (source)
  • But in one of God's unforeseen paths, this belatedly broken impasse can point us all to a new common ground, for its very closeness can serve to remind us that we are one people with a shared history and a shared destiny.†   (source)
  • It appears to be an impasse.†   (source)
  • Then, when he's all through analyzing me—and Buddy, and Seymour, both of whom he's never met—and when he's reached some sort of impasse in his mind whether he's going to be a sort of two-fisted Colette or a sort of short Thomas Wolfe for the rest of the evening, suddenly he pulls out this gorgeous monogrammed attache case from under the table and shoves a new, hour-long script under my arm.†   (source)
  • We have not found a way around this impasse.†   (source)
  • It was an impasse; but in order not to waste my time I got down one of the standard works with which the Department had equipped me, and consulted the section on wolves.†   (source)
  • I jumped to the phone again, only to be met with that impasse which more often than not throughout life seems to stymie people at moments of extreme crisis.†   (source)
  • We seem to have reached an impasse, Mister Schweitzer.†   (source)
  • Then they were silent, each quite vividly aware that they had reached an impasse.†   (source)
  • DeWeese and the instructor smile and some of the impasse goes away.†   (source)
  • You want more and I don't, so I think we just need to accept that we're at an impasse and move on."†   (source)
  • Some kind of impasse has developed but I don't know how to get around it.†   (source)
  • How we could come back from such an impasse, this huge expanse stretching between us.†   (source)
  • Then we are at an impasse, for so do I. And I will not relent.†   (source)
  • I believe it's called an impasse.†   (source)
  • The impasse now produces its silence.†   (source)
  • He saw too much," I say, still thinking about the impasse, but DeWeese looks puzzled and John doesn't register at all, and I realize the non sequitur too late.†   (source)
  • But what DeWeese and I know and the Sutherlands don't know is that there was someone, a person who lived here once, who was creatively on fire with a set of ideas no one had ever heard of before, but then something unexplained and wrong happened and DeWeese doesn't know how or why and neither do I. The reason for the impasse, the bad feeling, is that DeWeese thinks that person is here now.†   (source)
  • There was just a feeling on my part that this was something a little bigger than I wanted to take on without thinking about it, and I turned instead to my usual habit of trying to extract causes and effects to see what was involved that could possibly lead to such an impasse between John's view of that lovely shim and my own.†   (source)
  • An impasse, he called it.†   (source)
  • The impasse over the withdrawal of British troops from the American Northwest and the payment of American debts to British creditors continued.†   (source)
  • So I guess we're at an impasse.†   (source)
  • In an effort to break the impasse I loudly cleared my throat and turned my back on the wolf ( for a tenth of a second) to indicate as clearly as possible that I found his continued scrutiny impolite, if not actually offensive.†   (source)
  • Adams arrived expecting to meet directly with his cabinet to straighten out the impasse on the mission to France, and as miserable as he felt, he was ready to summon them without delay.†   (source)
  • Indeed, the speed at which he moved, his joy in horses that could fly like birds, suggest he was heading for the capital knowing there was a way out of the impasse he had faced since taking office—that out of the gloomiest of times at home had come a first real sense that he might succeed after all in his main objective.†   (source)
  • What has permitted this moment is a small crisis—a sign announcing no visitors, the mine closed for repairs, the Professor storming off with a cascade of apologies pouring from his lips, telling them to wait, declaring that his personal acquaintanceship with the superintendent will resolve this impasse.†   (source)
  • All along he had felt the terrible IMPASSE in which her own rash act had plunged them all.†   (source)
  • Tom and Amory and Alec had reached an impasse; never did they seem to have new experiences in common, for Tom and Alec had been as blindly busy with their committees and boards as Amory had been blindly idling, and the things they had for dissection—college, contemporary personality and the like—they had hashed and rehashed for many a frugal conversational meal.†   (source)
  • Once only, on the occasion of one of these departures, she had accompanied him in a hackney-coach as far as a little blind-alley at the corner of which she read: Impasse de la Planchette.†   (source)
  • So we seem to be at an impasse.†   (source)
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