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  • My fear, Madam, is that your brand of leadership would have us following you right off the cliff and out of power -- or triangulated into dead-lock -- for yet another generation.

    Jennifer Nix: Open Letter to Geraldine Ferraro and So-Called Party Leaders

  • The rivalry between the schools of Rousseau and Voltaire represents the dead-lock to which social thought had come; a dead-lock of which the catastrophe of the Revolution was both expression and result.

    Voltaire

  • Occasionally, the whole traffic of the street comes to a dead-lock, in consequence of some obstruction or crowd, there being no policeman at hand with his incessant command, “_Move on_!”

    The Englishwoman in America

  • With threads you may have concurrency issues, but the other options also have issues with live- or dead-lock.

    Miriam Ruiz

  • We're told that Arab members of the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, are trying to work out some kind of end to this dead-lock at the mosque.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2007

  • The dead-lock was put an end to by the stamping arrival up the middle of the tranter, who, despising minutiae on principle, started a theme of his own.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • In numerous cases, when there is a press of business before the judgment-seat and a dead-lock occurs, accusers and witnesses are huddled indiscriminately into the Naam – Hoi prison, sometimes for months; and as the Governor or magistrate takes no measures to provide for them during the interval, some of the poorer ones who have no friends to bribe the jailer on their behalf, perish speedily.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • After what has passed here to-day, between us two, the dead-lock, in this case, is complete.

    The Moonstone

  • Here we were, then, at a dead-lock about Miss Rachel — and at a dead-lock about the Moonstone.

    The Moonstone

  • It was only now that everyone realized to what a ridiculous dead-lock the whole matter had been brought.

    The Idiot

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