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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
In 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.
With the armistice, each side agreed to let the other recover its dead, but brewing mistrust kept recovery teams from crossing the Demilitarized Zone.
Now, university faculty and students are documenting the lives of people who died during War War I, just in time for the centennial of deadliest year of the war for Americans and the signing of the armistice that ended the fighting.
In 1954, a year after the armistice was signed, North Korea returned the remains of more than 3,000 U.S. prisoners of war.
Hostilities finally ceased on July 27, 1953, when an armistice was signed by Chinese, North Korean and UN forces, establishing the DMZ which separates the two Koreas to this day.
On the day of the armistice, American soldiers celebrated victory with war-weary villagers in Stenay.
The Korean War ended in 1953, but the two sides are technically still at war since an armistice was signed to stop fighting instead of a peace treaty.
The meeting will be held in the Joint Security Area, a part of the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries where an armistice which stopped fighting on the Korean Peninsula was originally signed 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.
ARMISTICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of armistice for English Language Learners
: an agreement to stop fighting a war
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