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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
Under the terms of the June 1940 armistice signed by Marshal Henri-Philippe Pétain, the Germans agreed to leave France’s colonies under Vichy control.
North Korea and South Korea, a key U.S. ally, have technically remained at war since the 1950s, with Kim’s regime in Pyongyang repeatedly saying that an armistice agreement between the two nations is invalid.
Such flyovers are common when animosity rises on the Korean Peninsula, which is technically in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.
The fighting ended in 1953 with an armistice, not a peace treaty, meaning the United States and North Korea are still technically at war.
A week later, the war ended with an armistice and a German defeat.
North and South Korea are technically still in a state of conflict since the Korean War ended in an armistice, rather than a truce, in 1953.
The conflict was halted by a 1953 armistice but no peace treaty has been signed.
The Korean Peninsula has been in a technical state of war since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953.
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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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