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Sample sentences for the GRE study word standstill

standstill can be used as a noun

1.And here a fresh alarm brought me to a standstill with a thumping heart. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
2."Annushka," she said, coming to a standstill before her, and she stared at the maid, not knowing what to say to her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.He knew now the one thing of importance and that one thing was at first there, in the drawing room, and then began moving across and came to a standstill at the door. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.Once at a standstill they all seemed to understand that they did not yet know where they were going, and that much that was painful and difficult awaited them on this journey. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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