the status quo


: the current situation : the way things are now
He's content with the status quo and isn't looking for change.
She wants to maintain the status quo.

Examples of the status quo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An undercurrent of frustration with the status quo was voiced by many throughout the summit, including Sadoski, who urged influencers and celebrities to stop with performative, exploitative social media activism and actually get their hands dirty. Hadley Meares, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2024 Just as notably, no one proposes keeping the status quo any longer. Zach Schonfeld, The Hill, 10 July 2024 The British electorate, however, was unimpressed – 67.9% voted to keep the status quo. Katie Marie Davies, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 July 2024 Still, the status quo persisted, and Moscow remained in control of these countries until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Simon Shuster, TIME, 8 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the status quo 

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“The status quo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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