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
MADISON - Seeking to break an impasse on the state budget, Gov. Scott Walker has proposed reducing borrowing for transportation projects while sticking to his pledge not to raise gas taxes or vehicle fees.
In an attempt to break the impasse, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) is scheduled to meet with Robert Marino, the CEO of Horizon, at 1 p.m. Monday in the statehouse.
On top of that, the Senate and House were at an impasse on a long-term fix for the state's worsening multi-billion budget gap, the result of low oil prices and oil production far below the peak.
A day after New York’s legislative session officially ended with no agreement on renewing mayoral control of New York City schools, lawmakers kept sparring on the issue and remained at an impasse Thursday.
But state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are at impasse over how to help.
Illinois has been operating under a two-year budget impasse, and the General Assembly failed to pass a spending plan by the end of its regular session on May 31.
But when that didn’t work, Young was among a minority of House Republicans who joined Democrats in supporting a deal to end the impasse and avoid a default on the nation’s debt.
To resolve the impasse, the megascience center had an international panel weigh the two alternatives.
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Origin and Etymology of impasse
French, from in- + passer to pass
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
IMPASSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impasse for English Language Learners
: a situation in which no progress seems possible
Legal Definition of impasse
: a point in especially labor negotiations at which reaching an agreement is impossible because neither party is willing to compromise or change position
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