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It will soon prove too expensive to maintain the status quo.

Many of the people that seemed to have been drawn to it, at least in my world, for whatever reason couldn’t fit into the status quo.

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Ronald Reagan, the original Republican disrupter of the political status quo, was good at talking to these voters.

In the 1980s, companies and investors around the world mobilized to deny apartheid South Africa the economic lifeline it needed to maintain its status quo of racial oppression.

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If the status quo prevails, San Diego Community Power will use the grid infrastructure of SDG&E, whose corporate owner, Sempra Energy, is committed to international investments in liquid natural gas.

When the problem is already political, when the intolerable situation is the status quo?

Defenders of the status quo claim the old rules protect consumers.

Nothing,” Klein notes, “was more threatening to the education status quo in New York City than our charter school initiative.

This is why “originalism” is so beloved of cultural conservatives: All it really means is “keep the status quo.”

This sick status quo is a result of the rigged system of redistricting.

Could we be unfederated to-morrow, the status quo ante would be restored the day after, beyond the shadow of a doubt.

In these circumstances the British representatives were lucky to secure peace on the basis of the status quo ante.

The sphinx is mobility itself compared with Mrs. Wilson's intense preservation of her status quo.

It might have been unsafe to indulge in speculation, based on the then status quo, as to when the inevitable was going to happen.

Rather, if anything, it pointed to a gradual resumption of his status quo of a few days ago.

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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to status quo, such as: state of affairs, status, circumstances, existing condition, existing conditions, and how things stand.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.