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stalemate

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1 a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in
  • a new negotiator finally got both sides past the stalemate

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2 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other
  • after playing chess for 16 hours, we ended the game in a stalemate

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The first known use of stalemate was in 1765

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“Stalemate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stalemate. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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