uneasy peace


: a state in which fighting could start at any time
The two countries have maintained an uneasy peace.

Examples of uneasy peace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Separately, each expert argued that keeping an uneasy peace among nuclear foes required them to talk, to share concerns and to take modest steps at confidence-building. William J. Broad, New York Times, 26 June 2023 Malakal, like several other camps, is home to ethnic groups and communities who maintain an uneasy peace following the civil war that ended in 2018. Carlos Mureithi, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 June 2023 The show took place on the titular Babylon 5, a five-mile-long space station in neutral space, a port of call for travelers, smugglers, corporate explorers and alien diplomats at a time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war. Joe Otterson, Variety, 3 May 2023 Since then, each generation of artists has used theater, song and film to reflect on their states’ still-uneasy peace – made all the more complicated by Brexit. Joseph Patrick Kelly, The Conversation, 5 Apr. 2023

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“Uneasy peace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneasy%20peace. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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