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
Teachers last month overwhelmingly authorized the union to call a strike if an impasse continued.
The club closed in 2004 after reaching an impasse with its landlord, New York University, over renewal of its lease.
Sprint shifted to the talks with the cable companies when discussions with T-Mobile, which have been on and off for years, hit an impasse, people familiar with the situation said.
The impasse will move to the Board of Education next Tuesday, when board members will consider 12 charters that, as of now, district staff will recommend closing.
The agreement to offer self-driving car rides in the retirement community almost fell apart when negotiations hit an impasse over insurance.
Not all South Korean residents are so relaxed in the face of the current geopolitical impasse.
The impasse between a Kansas City television station and AT
Now, the parties to these talks have until March 2019 to reach a deal, but that deal covers an awful lot of things, and to be at an impasse already does not bode well for the timely conclusion of these talks.
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