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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. Indya Moore:

    I don't want anyone to be fooled by the colors in the streets, the rainbow glosses around the ads of T-Mobile or any of the other wonderful companies, into thinking that we are free because we're not, and so to see today, on the anniversary of Stonewall, police heavy saturated in our streets, it's traumatic for some of us.

  3. 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.

  4. Joe Lazzerini:

    There are Catholics all across Rhode Islandwho support the LGBTQIA+community and Ihonestly think that its shameful that Bishop Tobin is resorting to these attacks on the first day of pride month, on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, pride isnt harmful, love is not harmful, its 2019.

  5. 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.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. naiant
    • B. lank
    • C. bonzer
    • D. sesquipedalian

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