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impasse
used in 1776

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Definition
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  • He attacked immediately and in searing fashion, calling Lord North the "blundering pilot" who had brought the nation to a terrible impasse.
    p. 17.9

There are no more uses of "impasse" in 1776.

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