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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 United States didn't get involved in the war until late 1917, fighting for a year or so before the armistice on Nov. 11, 1918.
North and South Korea last month pledged to formally end the Korean War — an armistice, as opposed to a peace treaty, was signed to stop the fighting in 1953.
The Panmunjom Declaration committed Seoul and Pyongyang to seeking a formal end to the Korean War, which never officially ended despite an armistice signed in 1953.
Moon and Kim also agreed to work on a plan to formally end the Korean War that was ended under a temporary armistice in 1953.
The Koreas have technically remained at war since the 1950-1953 Korean War, which was only stopped via an armistice.
Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a historic meeting Friday, with Kim becoming the first member of his family to cross the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) since the Korean War armistice in 1953.
What was signed in 1953 was only an armistice, or truce, and only among three of the four parties, as South Korea held out.
Both Koreas agreed to jointly push for talks this year with the U.S. and also potentially China to officially end the Korean War, which stopped with an armistice that never ended the war.
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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.
ARMISTICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of armistice for English Language Learners
: an agreement to stop fighting a war
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