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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STOPGAP

She was going as a stopgap to speak at a large meeting to oblige Angelica.

The stopgap was such that it must remain as it was; and every further effort was useless.

Because Brownlee knows why I'm looking for a cure to replace the stopgap.

But he knew that they were only a stopgap, only a temporarily shoring of a constantly-eroding dam.

It's a stopgap effort, just to keep things moving until Project Sea-Dredge starts functioning.

In this his Christian neighbours liked him well, insomuch as he was a kind of stay or stopgap to the infidels.

However, a stopgap was found in the person of the book-keeper, a young Englishman, who knew more of music than accounts.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from stop + gap.

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