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Word: impasse

Definition: predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress


Sentences Containing 'impasse'

An impasse thereafter formed quickly and disputes between the servants of the Italian and Gascon cardinals broke out in the streets, aggravated by mercenary bands hired by the Gascon cardinal-nephews of Clement V and by the body of Clement V, still lying in the town square.
Both Morocco and the Polisario Front were urged to co-operate with the United Nations to end the political impasse and reach a solution to the long-running dispute.
Bush refused to participate, which led to an impasse on the stage.
Erekat was later reappointed to his post and participated in the 2007 Annapolis Conference, where he took over from Ahmed Qureia during an impasse and helped hammer out a joint declaration.
His supporters organized a new assembly and elected him the new President despite the opposing faction's boycott, leading to an impasse.
In 1819, to break this impasse Bolívar invaded New Granada, which had been reconquered by Morillo's expeditionary force three years later.
In an effort to break this impasse, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Uruguay announced in July 1985 that they would join the Contadora process as a "support group" in an attempt to resolve the remaining points of contention and achieve a comprehensive agreement.
In order to extricate himself from the Polish "impasse", the emperor again had recourse to his expedient — always fruitless because always inopportune — of a congress.
It is important to note that, because of political impasse and preparations by hardliners towards the genocide that would occur in April 1994, the Arusha Accord never created a broad based transitional government, so although each group was to be given different cabinet portfolios, this never materialized.
Peace negotiations have recently reached an impasse.
Pulling oneself out of the rivalrous impasse implies becoming fully conscious of one's proper dependency and admitting one's debt toward the other's desire.
There was an "impasse" until 1861: the land reserved for the church turned out to be too far away from where the town centre had developed, and even when a landowner offered of undeveloped land in the town centre free of charge, agreement was not reached.
Thus, the band was on the verge of potential collapse and at an impasse.
To break the impasse, the Railway Society formed two daughter organisations: the Swanage and Wareham Railway Group, composed of local residents prepared to lobby the local authorities; and the Southern Steam Group, to collect historic railway rolling stock and establish a museum of steam and railway technology.
Upon the erection of the Berlin Wall, the east-west connection at Potsdamer Platz was closed, turning the western end into a kind of impasse.
With negotiations between Cochise and Bascom at an impasse, Bascom sent for reinforcements.

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