Sentence Examples


  • The little car slowed to a standstill, but Katie continued spinning the tires.
  • The traffic crawled to a near standstill as Dean's blood pressure mounted, sure the 8:00 direct flight to Norfolk would leave without him.
  • All his acts were opposed, legislation was at a standstill and every effort was made to force Dr Saenz Pena to resign.
  • All trade and industry were in 1921 at an absolute standstill owing to Bolshevism.
  • For days the whole mechanism of civilized existence in Russia was at a standstill, all intercourse 4 Sazonov's sentence of twenty years' hard labour was commuted by Nicholas II.

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