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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEAD END

It simply came to what seemed to be a dead end, like the others.

He might head her off; he might trap her in a dead end street.

Take out the old string, noticing how it passes over and under the felt at the dead end.

We must wound es many ef them es we ken, end ellow the survivors to kerry off the dead end wounded.

Eventually the rift widened a little, and they came to a dead end, beyond which lay the cave.

All of them knew they had reached a dead end, and none knew where to go from this point.

Any result is simply the dead end of a force, like the sea-weed a submarine volcano has thrown to the surface of the ocean.

Once they reached what seemed to be a dead end, and lay on their stomachs surveying a sheer wall nearly twelve feet high.

It was a dead end as it were, not only to the building in that part, but also to David's hopes in that direction.

These "pearls of ocean," the oldest of England's oversea possessions, have lain hitherto in what the Americans call a "dead end."

WORD ORIGIN

"closed end of a passage," 1886, from dead (adj.) + end (n.). Figurative use is attested from 1922. As an adjective, from 1928; as a verb, from 1921. Related: Deadender (by 1996).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEAD END

blind alley

nounclosed-off passage
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