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
The action ended the yearslong budget impasse between Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly after the state racked up billions of dollars in debt.
Their relationship was considered so badly frayed that a bipartisan group of lawmakers intervened to help them save face and temporarily end the impasse.
The passage of the measure ended an ugly, if short-lived, impasse that threatened to give a black eye to both major political parties.
The shutdown has entered its third day and the two parties are at an impasse.
As the impasse dragged into the weekend, McCaskill participated in both in-person and via telephone diplomacy on Capitol Hill.
Once at work, however, some of the employees could be sent home until Congress solves its budget impasse.
This created an impasse, increasing the odds that the government would run out of money and shut down.
The impasse could close the federal government as soon as Saturday.
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Origin and Etymology of impasse
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
kettle of fish;
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