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
Half the season passed, and still the contract impasse lasted.
Malta allowed Lifeline to dock Wednesday after the ship was stuck for days at sea in Europe's latest political impasse over how to cope with asylum-seekers and refugees.
During a two-year budget impasse, Craig was one of four superintendents leading a statewide push for a new school funding formula and for a budget.
That prompted a more than two-year state budget impasse and massive cuts to social services, higher education and other areas.
Wang is the brooding intellectual, troubled by a creative impasse.
For decades researchers have stalled at this apparent impasse.
But his remarks on Tuesday could flip that script, making the president responsible for any future budget impasse.
Illinois's late payment charges on its bills add up to $1 billion The state of Illinois has paid $1 billion just for late payment charges on its many bills from the very long state budget impasse, according to the Associated Press.
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IMPASSE Defined for English Language Learners
: a situation in which no progress seems possible
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