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Examples of armistice in a Sentence
both sides in the conflict agreed to an armistice during the solemn holy days
Recent Examples of armistice from the Web
The Koreas are still officially at war after the Korean War ended more than six decades ago in an armistice but not a peace treaty.
The first World War was grinding to a halt and an armistice would be celebrated from the streets of New York to New Zealand by the year's end.
The conflict was halted by a 1953 armistice but no peace treaty has been signed.
The year saw the armistice signed, signaling an end to the First World War, and the formation of Yugoslavia.
North Korea remains technically at war with its neighbor South Korea after the Korean War ended in armistice but not peace in 1953.
The two Koreas fought a war that ended in 1953 with an armistice but without a peace treaty.
Or perhaps a face-off with Cersei (Lena Headey), who's two-timing Jon and Daenerys amidst their armistice?
By the time the armistice was signed three years later, more than 400,000 Chinese troops had been killed and wounded, a sacrifice in blood that one might have expected to forge a lasting loyalty between the two countries.
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Did You Know?
Armistice descends from Latin sistere, meaning "to come to a stand" or "to cause to stand or stop," combined with arma, meaning "weapons." An armistice, therefore, is literally a cessation of arms. Armistice Day is the name that was given to the holiday celebrated in the United States on November 11 before it was renamed Veterans Day by Congress in 1954. The original name refers to the agreement between the Allied Powers and Germany to end hostilities that constituted the first World War, designated to take effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Other armistices, involving Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Austria-Hungary, were effected on other dates before and after November 11.
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