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noun as in stop

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Since travel is at a standstill, my set helps me look forward to future adventures, whenever they may come.

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At a time when travel has been at a standstill, these thoughtful presents bring the world to you.

Marty Lenss, director of Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, began working on the plan in the spring, when the spread of the virus and lockdown orders brought air travel to a near standstill.

As covid-19 brought travel and commerce to a standstill, air pollution cleared significantly enough to boost the performance of solar panels.

Currently, talks for a new coronavirus stimulus bill are at a standstill.

The heart was in standstill, hazy clots filling the ventricles.

The business has ground to a standstill as hair suppliers in other parts of Ukraine are leery of coming to the capital.

For now it is an industry consumed by accusation, fear, and disease even as a moratorium has brought business to a standstill.

Reconstruction and new construction in Gaza is at a standstill.

It imploded with the 1978–79 Winter of Discontent, when rampant trade-union militancy brought Britain to a standstill.

The city and commercial suburb of Binondo wore their usual aspect, although trade was almost at a standstill.

Consequently everything is at a standstill, until God shall remedy it.

At last he came abruptly to a standstill by the Seneschal's writing-table, immediately opposite Tressan.

She pulled her hoss down to a standstill; and them long eye-winkers of hern lifted straight up into the air, she was so surprised.

His musical progress, which had made such strides between 1848 and 1849, now came to a standstill that lasted ten years.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to standstill, such as: dead end, deadlock, impasse, stalemate, arrest, and cessation.

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