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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
Colonel Hwang Myong Jin stands inside the museum of the armistice agreement between North and South Korea at the truce village at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas in Panmunjom, North Korea, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
Three years of terrible fighting in Korea came to a close with a 1953 armistice agreement rather than a peace treaty, so technically speaking the war is still going on.
The British seized the territory during World War I. Gaza’s boundaries were established in a 1949 armistice agreement between Egypt and Israel, halting the conflict after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
China was a participant in the war and a signatory to the armistice agreement that ended the fighting, and its support would be necessary for a formal peace treaty to be agreed upon.
Since an armistice agreement between the United Nations, North Korea and China was signed in Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, the two Koreas have traveled starkly divergent paths.
The fighting was halted in 1953 with an armistice agreement, which technically did not close out the state of war.
The two sides agreed to the same thing after the 1953 armistice but have made only sporadic progress to accomplish it since then, and almost none in the last 13 years of mounting tensions over the North’s nuclear program.
The 1953 armistice was the unsatisfying compromise at the end of a fratricidal conflict early in the Cold War, one that left about 3 million soldiers and civilians dead, including about 37,000 U.S. soldiers, and ravaged the Korean peninsula.
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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
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: an agreement to stop fighting a war
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