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impasse
used in This Side of Paradise

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a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • 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.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (8% in)

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