sue for peace


: to officially ask for an end to fighting

Examples of sue for peace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He’s touted his special rapport with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a CNN town hall while urging Ukraine to sue for peace. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2023 The longer this war grinds on, the more pressure there is going to be to sue for peace. ABC News, 6 Aug. 2023 And Germany would launch a massive attack in the West, swooping down through Belgium and northern France to encircle Paris—all within six weeks, at which point, the Germans assumed, France would surrender, and Russia would sue for peace. Margaret MacMillan, Foreign Affairs, 12 June 2023 Upon this, our warriors went into their country, burnt their houses, destroyed their corn, and obliged them to sue for peace and give hostages for their future good behavior. Erik Ofgang, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 May 2023 Some Ukrainian analysts say Mr. Putin is hoping that by offering the potential for a negotiated end to the conflict, some Western leaders may boost pressure on Kyiv to sue for peace. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 Maybe there are forces in the Kremlin who are very unhappy with where Putin is taking Russia and are plotting to bring him down and sue for peace. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 3 Oct. 2022 The sanctions launched on Russia were meant to devastate the Russian economy and force President Vladimir Putin to sue for peace on Ukraine’s terms or even engender regime change. Tilak Doshi, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 As Britain’s campaign of economic warfare sought to generate domestic pressure on the German government to sue for peace, so rising wheat prices in time of war might generate pressure on the British government to do the same. Nicholas A. Lambert, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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“Sue for peace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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