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truce

an agreement to stop fighting, esp temporarily
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And with a dreadful oath he stumbled off, ploughed down the sand, was helped across the stockade, after four or five failures, by the man with the flag of truce, and disappeared in an instant afterwards among the trees.
By the Law of the Jungle it is death to kill at the drinking-places when once the Water Truce has been declared.
Up-stream, at the bend of the sluggish pool round the Peace Rock, and Warden of the Water Truce, stood Hathi, the wild elephant, with his sons, gaunt and gray in the moonlight, rocking to and fro--always rocking.
When the Truce ends that shall be remembered in thy favour," and he looked keenly through the darkness to make sure of recognising the fawn again.
When we were got on board and out of danger, we had time to examine into the occasion of this fray; and indeed our supercargo, who had been often in those parts, put me upon it; for he said he was sure the inhabitants would not have touched us after we had made a truce, if we had not done something to provoke them to it.
A truce to set phrases, monsieur; you have another thought besides that?
And if there is a truce the English army has broken it by quitting the town, contrary to the agreement which kept it there.
But the truce has mostly collapsed since then and the Syrian army and the Russian military, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have announced a number of temporary local truces in areas of intense fighting, for example in the city of Aleppo or near the capital Damascus.
and Russia are expected to monitor the truce, which was originally envisioned as a nationwide effort that has now splintered into commitments for specific cities, including recommitments to truces in Latakia and Damascus that were discussed this week.
Truces never last, but life changes a bit for all the people involved while they are happening.
After the Christmas Truce, there were no other informal truces.
PUPILS from a Newcastle school hosted '90s band The Farm to show how they are learning the history of the World War One Christmas truces.