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  1. stonewallverb

    obstruct or hinder any discussion

    "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation"; "When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls"

  2. stonewallverb

    engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate

    "The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"


  1. Stonewallnoun

    A series of riots in 1969 New York City, beginning with the patrons of the gay bar "The Stonewall Inn" resisting police arrest, which marked the beginning of the militant gay rights movement.

  2. stonewallnoun

    A wall made up of stone.

  3. stonewallverb

    To refuse to answer or cooperate, especially in supplying information.

    At the press conference, the Prime Minister appeared to be stonewalling when asked about tax increases.

  4. stonewalladjective

    certain, stone cold

    Martin Smith, Daily Telegraph, 19 February 2007:


  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba with a population of 4,536 as of the 2011 census. The town is situated approximately 25 kilometres north of Winnipeg on PTH 67. It is known for its limestone quarries. The local festival is the Quarry Days which is usually held over three days in August at the Stonewall Quarry Park. The town is located in the R.M. of Rockwood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stonewall in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stonewall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Stonewall in a Sentence

  1. Glennda Testone:

    The Stonewall Inn is really an irreplaceable historic location, a site that is so meaningful and represents a time when our community came together and stood up and fought for our right to exist - that's something we never want to lose.

  2. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    I want you to stonewall it. (To staff on news of break-in at Watergate)

  3. Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff:

    We still hold out a small but vanishing hope that the department will follow its legal obligations. But it is certainly my sense that this is a top-down instruction from the president to stonewall every congressional request no matter how reasonable.

  4. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed:

    If we were changing this name from Jefferson Davis Avenue to Stonewall Jackson Avenue, would that still be an issue ? what are we trying to preserve here ? I think those are the questions that many of our leaders at the state level have to answer.

  5. Indya Moore:

    And so to see today, on the anniversary of Stonewall, police heavy saturated in our streets, it's traumatic for some of us.

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