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French in- not (from Latin in- in–1) passe a passing (from Old French) (from passer to pass pass)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The exchange of despatches soon led to a complete impasse.
Parents of teens frequently find themselves at an impasse over a variety of issues.
But there is no such impasse.
By the middle of September affairs had again reached an impasse.
The impasse of the bureaucracy created widespread disillusionment in the working class.
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