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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STATUS QUO

But damn it, you had to preserve the status quo, for your own survival if nothing else.

"Strict maintenance of the status quo," Hilton explained, flatly.

The people were either anti-friar or conformists to the status quo.

They are apt to be conventional, legalistic, and maintainers of the status quo.

The status quo is what we desire, peace is what the world wants.

"Well, we're back to the status quo," announced Brandon, calmly.

In other words, Gloria thought, the status quo has to be kept.

To restore balance was to maintain the status quo of physical reality.

As compared with the status quo the Dutch were slightly the gainers.

For the present they, with the rest of Europe were maintaining the status quo.

WORD ORIGIN

1833, from Latin status quo "the state in which," hence "existing state of affairs." Also status quo ante "the state in which before, state of affairs previous" (1877).

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