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His first book, “The Music Lesson,” published in 2006, is narrated by a young bass player at a creative impasse — skilled, but easily frustrated, and more easily impressed.

K-8 students were slated to return last week, but the city pushed the date back repeatedly as it faced an impasse with the teachers union, and feared opening without enough staff.

Amid the back-and-forth, both camps made efforts to avoid addressing head-on the looming possibility that the impasse could escalate into a strike.

Almost a decade later, after years of incredibly hard work in relative isolation, he found a way around the impasse and proved the experts wrong.

In a political environment less hostile to Beijing, Congress may have pressured the SEC to take action on the auditing impasse “in a more gradual manner,” rather than through a law of its own, Hirson said.

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And a coup probably would exacerbate the economic problems that months of friction, violence and impasse have wrought.

And Kerry said that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders share the blame for the current impasse in the talks.

We believe that we may be close to such an impasse, and we want to present the Commandant with options.

For now, an impasse holds Ukraine in a limbo punctuated by violent outbursts.

In the meantime, expect attitudes to harden—and the country to remain at impasse.

But at last the absurdity of the impasse forced even the Tashnakists to be a little more reasonable.

However, I won the toss, and to that fact the subsequent impasse may be attributed.

In one of the old houses of the Impasse du Doyenn there was a set of rooms remarkable for its salon.

Only princes and farmers-general could indulge in such magnificence, and the fame of the Impasse would be undying.

Eventually an impasse was reached over the question of the rights and privileges of British subjects in the Transvaal Republic.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impasse, such as: deadlock, dilemma, gridlock, predicament, standoff, and standstill.

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