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  1. stonewall(verb)

    obstruct or hinder any discussion

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

  2. stonewall(verb)

    engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate

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


  1. Stonewall(ProperNoun)

    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. stonewall(Noun)

    A wall made up of stone.

  3. stonewall(Verb)

    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. stonewall(Adjective)

    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. Richard Milhous Nixon:

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

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Understanding the nature of his involvement in those actions is absolutely critical to evaluating the type of justice he would be on the bench, if Republicans continue to stonewall, the American people will wonder what they are hiding.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    So this week it's Robert E. Lee, i noticed that (Confederate Gen.) Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it (President) Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?

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