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impasse

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Definition a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • We reached an impasse in the negotiations.
impasse = a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • Then, Prince Odysseus, we are at an impasse.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • impasse = a situation in which no progress can be made
  • The council cannot stand at an impasse.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • impasse = a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • Then Homer, wishing to escape from the impasse by an apt answer, replied: —
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica
  • We seemed fixed in an IMPASSE.
    Stoker, Bram  --  The Lair of the White Worm
  • AN IMPASSE My eyes opened to a bright, white light.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • So I guess we're at an impasse.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • 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.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • All along he had felt the terrible IMPASSE in which her own rash act had plunged them all.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • How we could come back from such an impasse, this huge expanse stretching between us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • It appears to be an impasse.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The white-lettered blue sign on the building fronting the street read IMPASSE, a dead end; there was no other way out.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It took less than five minutes to reach an impasse.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • The impasse over the withdrawal of British troops from the American Northwest and the payment of American debts to British creditors continued.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Then they were silent, each quite vividly aware that they had reached an impasse.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • For a moment it seemed as though they had come to an impasse, until Lyn Corbray turned from the fire.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • 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.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • We have not found a way around this impasse.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The war is at an impasse, spirits are low.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "We are at an impasse then," said the man in black.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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