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use "stalemate" in a sentence

By March 1917, the military actions on the Eastern Front have come to stalemate.

But by November Johnson had backed away from tying the F-4 sale with the NPT after a stalemate in negotiations, and Israel would neither sign nor ratify the treaty.

rather than politely applaud, as the more staid tennis audiences had done before.

"jolson has a revelation, that the staid repertoire of the minstrel troupe can be transformed by actually playing black music in blackface.

Many of the young radicals dressed and acted in marked contrast to their staid, buttoned-down elders, as New York Old Guard leader Louis Waldman recounted in a 1944 memoir: Louis Waldman, a top leader of the Old Guard.

Based primarily on family papers and letters, it is described by Austen biographer Park Honan as "accurate, staid, reliable, and at times vivid and suggestive".

Bibi Khanoom Astarabadi Bibi (?? ??) means Matron, "a married woman especially one characterized by dignity, staid discreet behaviour, and plump motherly appearance" ( OED ), Venerable lady or Grandmother.

The basic theme is the contrast between Gulley jimson, the destructive creator, and Thomas Wilcher, the staid conservator of the past.

The late 1960s involved attempts to shake up the somewhat staid atmosphere through campus unrest and a return of Vanessa's first husband, who had been killed off in the mid-1950s.

He returns then to the theme of the staid insipidity of the city-state, observing the unsettlingly cleanliness of the physical environment and the self-policing of the populace.

He was of a staid, wealthy, and dissatisfied aspect.

This year's secretariat represented 5 nationalities, and was a combination of staid old hands and lively newcomers with varied backgrounds in Ergonomics.

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