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blank wall

an impassable barricade or obstacle; a situation in which further progress is impossible:
Attempts to get information by questioning the neighbors ran into a blank wall. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He wondered what kind of pictures Clyde was seeing on the blank wall.

    Martians Never Die Lucius Daniel
  • Soon they came to a blank wall, but to the left they discovered an alley.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • She existed, unapproachable, behind the blank wall of his renunciation.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • I couldn't give a guess where it was, for the window only looked out on a blank wall.

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  • She followed this path, which ended apparently in a blank wall.

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  • "Camille" met the eye on every fence and blank wall in the place.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • But no better success attended them here, this ending in a blank wall also.

    A Chinese Command Harry Collingwood
  • But always and everywhere he had run upon the blank wall of failure.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • To both of them, the future was less of a blank wall than it had seemed, the night before.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray

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