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 Meanings and Examples of IMPASSE
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 n.  road or passage having no exit; deadlock
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond and Miss Baker leaned forward, unashamed, trying to hear.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing in impassioned voices whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
3  The rest of us walked out on the porch, where Sloane and the lady began an impassioned conversation aside.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  Flushed with his impassioned gibberish he saw himself standing alone on the last barrier of civilization.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  I conjured him, incoherently, but in the most impassioned manner, not to abandon himself to this wildness, but to hear me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
6  The warm and impassioned exhortations of Cedric had as little effect upon his impassive temper, as red-hot balls alighting in the water, which produce a little sound and smoke, and are instantly extinguished.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
7  It was the talk that mattered supremely: the impassioned interchange of talk.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  How many of those impassioned but temporary embraces were destined to become perpetual was possibly the wonder of some of those who indulged in them, as well as of Eustacia who looked on.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
9  All she wanted to know was whether he wrote impassioned letters to his wife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
10  Tom shuddered at these frightful words, spoken with a sullen, impassioned earnestness.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost morbid irritation.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
12  He looked at her and was struck by the serious impassioned expression of her face.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXIII
13  Maximilian uttered a cry of delight, and, springing forwards, seized the hand extended towards him, and imprinted on it a fervent and impassioned kiss.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
14  As to my own will or conscience, impassioned grief had trampled one and stifled the other.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  Gulf impassable, and a quiet sort of resentment on either side.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  One possibility to resolve the impasse is a new candidate.
2  The political process is at an impasse.
3  The director of the charity made an impassioned plea for help.
4  You can see why everyone is not a Highsmith fan, and perhaps why some of us are impassioned ones.
5  She made an impassioned plea for help.
6  After three hours of impassioned debate the motion was defeated.
7  She recalled the impassioned kiss he had pressed on her lips -- why it was only yesterday.
8  The stories dominated news cycles, to be sure, but the outcry accompanying Mr Weinstein's downfall seems louder and more impassioned.
9  The river's broad mudflats were thought completely impassable.
10  The avenue had never been paved, and deep mud made it impassable in winter.
11  A giant redwood had fallen across the highway, blocking all four lanes: the road was impassable.
12  Refusing to let the enemy see how deeply shaken he was by his capture, the prisoner kept his face impassive.
13  A smile transformed her usually impassive face.