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Word: deadlock

Definition: standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate

Sentences Containing 'deadlock'

20 August 1994 - 24 August 1994 - A late surge by Newcastle United in the final 15 minutes of their home clash with Coventry City in the Premier League sees them break the deadlock to win 4-0 after Coventry striker Micky Quinn (a former Newcastle player) was sent off.
A deadlock had resulted, for, though the rest might easily have outvoted Perlo, they did not wish to risk trouble in the Group by alienating him.
After a quite first half, Benfica broke the deadlock in the second half near the hour mark through Óscar Cardozo to score his sixth overall goal of the competition.
Although the conclave nearly elected Reginald Pole, the late arrival of additional French cardinals pushed the conclave back into deadlock, and eventually Giovanni del Monte was elected Pope Julius III as a compromise candidate.
British authorities rejected the refugees' request, and after weeks of deadlock, Turkish authorities towed the "Struma" back into the Black Sea and set her adrift. The next day, 24 February 1942, she exploded and sank, leaving an estimated 791 dead and only one survivor.
If eventually the probe returns to process "A", there is a circular waiting loop of blocked processes, and a deadlock is detected.
In 1856 he was considered a possible compromise presidential candidate in the event of a deadlock between Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan until Seymour wrote a letter definitively ruling himself out from consideration.
In computer science, edge-chasing is an algorithm for deadlock detection in distributed systems.
In November 1963, in an attempt to break the deadlock, the Minister of Labour, Joseph Godber, announced that Professor Henry Phelps Brown of the London School of Economics would head a commission of inquiry.
In the 1st Semi Final against North Adelaide he kicked a goal on the bell to break the deadlock and put West Torrens into the Grand Final, which they won.
Kansas City's George Brett and Hal McRae were in a near deadlock for the American League batting championship.
Obtaining a Republican majority on the Board. Deadlock.
On November 6, 1917, in what has been called the third battle of Ypres, the 28th was tasked with an objective that would help break the multi-year deadlock around Passchendaele.
She has survived her fall from the castle and returns to work in a strange old mansion,called Deadlock Hall.
The conclave proceeded to deadlock around the nominations of Pellegrue, Mondagout, and Fredol.
The impetus for the break of the deadlock was a falling out between Napoleone Orsini and Pietro Colonna, after which the latter threw his support behind the Gascons.
This left a 2-to-2 deadlock on the Board which persisted until February 1954.
While they were training, the Allies launched the August Offensive in an attempt to break the deadlock that had developed on the Gallipoli peninsula following the initial landing.

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