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Status Quo

[Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy.

status quo

noun absence of change, conservation of the same situation, equilibrium, existing conditions, existtng state, maintenance of regularity, preservation of the same conditions, same conditions, stable state, static connition, things as they are
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The band were up for it, the audience were ready and the sheer exhuberant power of the Quo live machine was transferred to tape.
The combination of the Visor and the Quo Vadis Handy GPS module is a low-cost, flexibile alternative to conventional GPS receivers which often require expensive map cartridges in order to have metropolitan street-level detail, and also don't double as handheld organizers," says Tino Frigino, MarcoSoft's V.
I know I sound like an anorak but it's my passion, nothing else comes close to the buzz I get from seeing the Quo.
Francis Rossi, who has played with Parfitt in the Quo for 40 years, was said to be "devastated when he heard the news.
A national institution, The Quo are true showmen and it is clear that they love what they do.
After Joe Brown came the Quo - and what a night it was.
Among the Quo songs he plans to perform are Claudie from Hello
Punters watched six horse races before the Quo took to the stage and performed their back catalogue including Rocking All Over The World and Whatever You Want.
It was far from packed in the arena at Cyfarthfa Park, but there were several thousand people there for the Quo, who went on at 9pm and finished their set almost two hours later.
The Quo were joined by US band Hayseed Dixie, who cover hard rock classics in a country bluegrass style.
But yesterday Liz was feeling down down deeper and down after finding the Quo were booked to headline a pop festival in the castle grounds the same day.
Viewers will see the Quo on their screens on September 23 in an episode to celebrate ITV's 50th anniversary.