Example sentences for: standstill

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

  • The Los Angeles Times leads with the standstill in the UPS/Teamster talks and the Secretary of Labor's increasing involvement in them.

  • The great spectator sport in Barcelona is football, and a match involving Barça, one of Europe’s perennial champions, can bring Barcelona to a standstill.

  • The papers give precise accounts of the standstill with one glaring exception: none mentions the brand of computer that failed.

  • The NYT lead says that, armed with polls and the support of many scientists and military leaders, the Democrats are threatening to bring the Senate to a standstill unless Republicans agree to hold hearings on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which 152 other nations have already signed and which President Clinton signed and sent on to the Senate in 1996.

  • Again, readers need to decide for themselves how likely it is that a Cabinet officer would bring a Washington dinner party to a mortified standstill by mistaking jelly for sauce.


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