Examples of standstill in a Sentence
The accident brought traffic to a standstill.
battled each other to a standstill
Recent Examples of standstill from the Web
Traffic heading westbound on Interstate 10 was at a standstill Sunday (Sept. 17) at mile-marker 215, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's Twitter account.
Cuba's Communist government has traditionally made rigorous preparations when the island is threatened by storms and the country was at a near standstill as Irma began to drive up the northern coast from east to west.
The elaborate, $90 million royal cremation ceremony for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej brought the nation to a standstill Thursday, as mourners bid a final farewell to a monarch who reigned for seven decades.
That points to policy standstill in Europe's biggest economy for at least three months.
That's zero to 400 kph (249 miles per hour) back to a standstill.
But as Harvey ravaged the Texas gulf coast, regional auto sales came to a standstill, hampering overall U.S. vehicle sales for the month.
An additional 20 inches may fall later this week, bringing the nation’s fifth-largest metropolitan area to a standstill.
The standstill coincides with the last glacial maximum (about 26,000 years ago to 19,000 years ago), the most recent period in Earth’s history when the ice sheets were at their furthest southward extension (think glaciers down to New York City).
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