• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stopping-out A method adopted in etching, to keep the acid from those parts which are already sufficiently corroded, by applying varnish or other covering matter with a brush, but allowing the acid to act on the other parts.
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  • Yogi Berra
    “If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's going to stop them.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them .”
  • Walter Lippmann
    “Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.”
  • Evelyn Waugh
    “If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.”
  • Dan Dierdorf
    Dan Dierdorf
    “You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you're battling with everything you have. That's the real fun of the game.”
  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.”


Pull out all the stops - If you pull out all the stops, you do everything you possibly can to achieve the result you want.


In literature:

I stopped rowing and made to back in again out of sight, but it was not to be.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
Just stop half a minute,' added he, thinking he might as well try and get something more out of him.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
He, with several other young men, evidently means to stop and see the fun out.
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Once, when they came to such a spot, he, Radmore, called out to his chauffeur to stop.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
After he pushed his chair away he was slipping out shyly, but Deborah stopped him.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Upon learning where they had stopped, Buckingham hurriedly took himself off, and Brandon waited for the girls to come out.
"When Knighthood Was in Flower" by Charles Major
Before picking them out she stopped a moment.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
The milk-wagon stopped at the opposite house, then moved on out of sight down the street.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Arrived at the river's edge, they stopped and stared out across the dark swirls and unknown, cold depths.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
The English-American, on his way out, stopped at Simpson again.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman

In poetry:

If I stop, and stand about,
Well I know how things will be,
Judy will be looking out
Every now-and-then for me.
"The Wood-Cutter's Night Song" by John Clare
Draw out thy spear and stop their way,
Lift thine avenging rod;
But to my soul in Mercy say,
"I am thy Savior God!"
"Psalm XXXV: Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God" by Isaac Watts
Draw out thy spear and stop their way,
Lift thine avenging rod;
But to my soul in mercy say,
"I am thy Savior God!"
"Psalm 35 part 1" by Isaac Watts
It's a train that suddenly
stops with no station around,
and we can hear the cricket,
and, leaning out the carriage
"The Wait" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Our sins, though numberless, in vain,
To stop Thy flowing mercy try;
Whilst Thou o’erlook’st the guilty stain,
And washest out the crimson dye.
"For Thee, O God, our constant praise" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Chorus: Who true bushmen are, etc.
When the sailor lies down, his mind he must prepare
To rouse out in a minute if the wind should prove unfair.
His voyage may be stopped for the want of a spar,
So him also we'll envy not, who true bushmen are.
"The Bushman" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

It just seems like time is spinning out of control and I can't stop it.
Today, after sitting at one of our many 4 way stop signs, and well lets just say I was a little upset by how people were just flat out confused on how to use this traffic flow device.
I can't get "stop, think, and chooooose" out of my head.
Initially, it was McDonald's, but the push to get gestation stalls out of the supply chain for pork has hardly stopped there.
On Wednesday, people around the world will stop to think about the homeless in their communities and do what they can to help out.
I stopped by Parisian in Livonia the other day and Store Manager Suzy Brown showed me some of the coolest trends out right now in the purse world.
NASA pulls out all the stops for weekend display of shooting stars.
The city is stopping a holiday tradition and it is leaving some residents feeling left out.
Check out the 2012 and 2013 Chevy Silverado from Jim Stutzman Chevrolet Cadillac Co. Stop by the showroom and take a drive so YOU can decide.
If interested, please stop by 3515 E Hamilton Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701 to fill out an application.
Defenses across the Atlantic Coast Conference are having trouble getting stops or keeping offenses out of the end zone.
The passenger got out of his seat before the plane had come to a stop and before having been cleared to do so by the flight attendants .
LAVONIA — More travelers driving up I-85 are noticing Lavonia and finding out it has more to offer than stopping for gas and a cheeseburger off the Interstate, town officials say.
City judge yesterday threw out the drunk driving charge against former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt , after the judge had viewed a video of the traffic stop.
It's the final weeks of a close presidential campaign, and some employers are pulling out all the stops for their guy.

In science:

The slow dr ifting interval in the 2000 observation (r ight panel of Fig. 9) is followed and stopped by a ser ies of frequent, longer than average nulls, out of which the pulsar emerges in its normal dr ifting pattern.
Radio Pulsars
Finally, the Lyot stop will eliminate out-of- fi eld diffracted solar radiation at the two focal planes.
The Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test of Relativity
However, the field stop will eliminate direct out-of-field solar radiation at the two focal planes, but it will not eliminate narrow angle scattering for the filter and primary mirror.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Finally, the Lyot stop will eliminate out-of-field diffracted solar radiation at the two focal planes.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Thus, it is important to stop that ‘black-out’ swarm from removing all energy in the network.
An Algorithm to Determine Peer-Reviewers