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
At public universities, officials and workers say some doctors and dentists, particularly those outside an insurance plan's provider network, increasingly asked patients to pick up the state's tab during the impasse.
The failure of both options has highlighted the deep divide running through the G.O.P. caucus, which is at an impasse over reforming the country’s $3 trillion heath-care system.
Crenson tracks argument and impasse, action and stalemate over more than a century.
For Buffett, the impending impasse marks yet another attempt to tackle Energy Future.
The adoption impasse is a frequently used talking point for opponents of the Magnitsky Act.
In the end, France made a series of demands that the Americans were not willing to meet, and the two countries reached an impasse.
Some local Independence Day holiday traffic safety events were canceled due to the state's budget impasse, but state and local officials say the passage of a new budget should restore the processing of federal grants for such efforts.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will fly Monday to Kuwait in an attempt to resolve the impasse over Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbors.
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Origin and Etymology of impasse
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
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Definition of impasse for English Language Learners
: a situation in which no progress seems possible
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