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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 Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice, not a treaty, and the United States has never had formal diplomatic relations with the Communist country.
The conflict was halted by a 1953 armistice but no peace treaty was ever signed.
After the armistice, the group continued to be a hub for the best intelligence on color trends emanating from Europe’s fashion capitals and, in 1955, renamed itself the Color Association of the United States.
Technically, South Korea and the U.S. remain at war with North Korea after the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.
To the northeast of the lookout post is a North Korean checkpoint and a museum at the site where generals from the United States, North Korea and China signed the armistice in the 1950s.
The pair signed a peace declaration calling to end the armistice with a permanent treaty, but progress stalled and the two sides remain in a stalemate.
The games are being held about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the border between North and South Korea, countries that technically have been at war since an armistice in 1953.
The Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty in 1953, meaning the neighbors officially remain at 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.
Origin and Etymology of armistice
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: an agreement to stop fighting a war
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