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standstill

[′stan‚stil]
(astronomy)
An interval in the cycle of a variable star during which its brightness remains nearly constant.
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At Willington he had found a signal against him which had brought him nearly to a standstill, and under the regulations he had passed through the station at ten miles an hour.
The motor car came to a standstill before him, and the man who was driving it sprang to the ground.
When he opened them again, they had come to a standstill underneath a red lamp.
They came to a standstill before a tiny chateau, in front of which stretched what might once have been an ornamental garden, but which was now torn to pieces by gun carriages, convoy waggons, and every description of vehicle.
By this time the whole church was red-faced and suffocating with suppressed laughter, and the sermon had come to a dead standstill.
He had slept only a few moments when a brown carriage, drawn by a handsome pair of horses, bowled easily along, and was brought to a standstill nearly in front of David's resting-place.
I had stared at the unfamiliar grouping of its letters, blue on white ground, on the advertisement-boards, whenever the train came to a standstill alongside one of the shabby, wooden, wharf-like platforms of the dock railway-line.
Something in this sort of style,' he replied, and at the same moment to my horror he slipped sideways off the rocks and, as I then thought, by good fortune merely, alighted among the spreading branches of a species of palm tree, that shooting its hardy roots along a ledge below, curved its trunk upwards into the air, and presented a thick mass of foliage about twenty feet below the spot where we had thus suddenly been brought to a standstill.
The two men had come face to face upon the short turf, involuntarily each had come to a standstill.
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