Examples of impasse in a Sentence
- The players are poised to strike after Thursday's games because they believe, with good reason, that if no agreement is reached by the end of the post-season, the owners will declare an impasse … —Murray Chass, New York Times, 9 Aug. 1994
- We seem to have been forced into an impasse. We need to understand why space-time singularities have the structures that they appear to have; but space-time singularities are regions where our understanding of physics has reached its limits. —Roger Penrose, The Emperor's New Mind, 1989
- I think the civil rights movement in its early and middle years offered the best way out of America's racial impasse: in this society, race must not be a source of advantage or disadvantage for anyone. —Shelby Steele, Harper's, June 1988
An arbitrator was called in to break the impasse.
She had reached an impasse in her career.
Recent Examples of impasse from the Web
Like its 66 counterparts, Bucks County was enduring yet another state budget impasse a few years back and the attendant uncertainty over state funding.
His refusal to turn himself in created a tense impasse between authorities and the one of the country’s most famous political icons.
That such an impasse can persist is in part due to the design of the Good Friday Agreement, which intentionally provided a plethora of constitutional vetoes to protect each side against the other.
The stakes have changed over time, with both parties seeking out more comprehensive solutions the other couldn't abide, but the impasse remains.
The impasse is likely to hamstring train travel, affecting multiple domestic lines including the high-speed TGV, regional TER, and the Intercités line that carries some 100,000 passengers a day.
The haggling has, in fact, been underway for nearly two years, but the impasse has sparked frustration and debate in the U.K. Parliament after more than 114,000 people signed a petition demanding coverage.
The impasse over how to close a $700 million budget gap has even forced LCMC, the operator of UMC, to consider walking away from operating the facility starting on July 1, if the state isn't able to resolve the funding crisis.
SUBSCRIBE NOW Legal experts said Pruitt's comments suggest an impasse over greenhouse gas rules that could wind up with California suing the federal government.
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IMPASSE Defined for English Language Learners
: a situation in which no progress seems possible
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