Example sentences for: standoff

How can you use “standoff” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Spanish crown solved the tense standoff by entrusting Ponce de León with another voyage of exploration.

  • The plan must take into consideration the full array of possible enemy tactics, such as use of insiders, suicide terrorism, or standoff attack.

  • Rogers, the LAT reminds, was later removed from his hostage team job, because of his role at the Ruby Ridge, Idaho standoff the year before Waco in which an unarmed woman was killed by a sniper under Rogers' command.

  • The NYT gives a more nuanced account of the standoff than the others.

  • The daily drew a parallel "between the Clinton-Saddam standoff on the one hand, and the Clinton-Lewinsky affair on the other," suggesting that "both are adventures of convenience activated by unprecedented power that makes one unmindful of consequences."


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