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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
Since the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, Pyongyang has a long history of provocations that ultimately melt away.
The war ended in 1953 with an armistice that called for a ceasefire and established a 2.5-mile-wide demilitarized zone that separates the countries to this day.
But Tillerson also has pointedly stated several times that the United States does not seek regime change or a rapid reunification of the Koreas, which have been in a state of suspended hostility since an armistice was declared in 1953.
Even then only an armistice was signed—not a formal peace agreement.
The 1953 armistice has yet to be replaced with a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula technically in a state of war.
An armistice that ended the war has yet to be completed with a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war.
Mr. Jaber, 27, lives a short walk away, in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, across the old pre-1967 armistice line, now an invisible boundary.
An armistice is defined at a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties, a truce.
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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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: an agreement to stop fighting a war
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