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 Meanings and Examples of HALT
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halt
 v.  stop; stand in doubt; hesitate
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Nevertheless, lack of breath forced him to halt after a certain distance, and Jean Valjean heard him sobbing, in the midst of his own revery.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
2  The shock caused the cart and the orator to come to a dead halt.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE DEATH OF A HORSE
3  The cuirassiers had not had even the time for a halt.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
4  She only paused in her course when her breath failed her; but she did not halt in her advance.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE LITTLE ONE ALL ALONE
5  This man had the air of a person who is seeking lodgings, and he seemed to halt, by preference, at the most modest houses on that dilapidated border of the faubourg Saint-Marceau.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
6  This delay and the halt at the Carrefour Rollin to consult with his agents came near causing him to lose the trail.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
7  Duvivier, Ligniville, and Desprez halt short.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
8  In short, he desired neither halt nor haste.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
9  The cabriolet thus addressed came to a halt.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—BLONDEAU'S FUNERAL ORATION BY BOSSUET
10  Whatever may have been his desire to remain where he was, he could not halt there, he was irresistibly constrained to continue, to advance, to examine, to think, to march further.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VI—RES ANGUSTA
11  The halt is a word formed of a singular double and almost contradictory sense: a troop on the march, that is to say, movement; a stand, that is to say, repose.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
12  The halt is the restoration of forces; it is repose armed and on the alert; it is the accomplished fact which posts sentinels and holds itself on its guard.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
13  The halt presupposes the combat of yesterday and the combat of to-morrow.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
14  In the meantime, let there be no halt, no hesitation, no pause in the grandiose onward march of minds.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
15  He was a sort of almost irritating ubiquity; no halt was possible with him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV—AN ATTEMPT TO CONSOLE THE WIDOW HUCHELOUP
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Then the rain came and the red flag went up to signal a halt.
2  The car comes to a halt.
3  The economy has shuddered to a halt because of the civil war.
4  Heavy snowfalls brought traffic to a halt.
5  The bus came to an abrupt halt outside the school.
6  The car came to a halt just in time to prevent an accident.
7  Production was brought to a temporary halt when power supplies failed.
8  The production lines ground to a halt for hours while technicians tried to debug software.
9  He called for a halt to the recent wave of emigration.
10  The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a halt to hostilities.
11  Traffic ground to a halt as it approached the accident site.
12  The car made a strange noise and then jerked to a halt.
13  Having the sun and moon halt is extraordinarily uncommon.
14  Authorities are now scrabbling to piece together where he went and who he encountered, in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus.
15  Racing was halted for an hour while the track was repaired.