Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A temporary suspension of fighting; a truce:‘the latest ceasefire seems to be holding’[as modifier] ‘a ceasefire agreement’
ceasefire, armistice, suspension of hostilities, cessation of hostilities, peaceView synonyms
- ‘War with people who break their ceasefire agreements is the default position.’
- ‘What is not needed is the short-term fix of a temporary ceasefire - something much more drastic and enduring is required.’
- ‘Second, start demanding a ceasefire so that the humanitarian crises can be attended to.’
- ‘The fighting shows no signs of diminishing, despite partial and temporary ceasefires.’
- ‘As the months go by, the international community continues to negotiate agreements and ceasefires, while aid workers on the ground struggle to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.’
- ‘On 5 October there was a ceasefire, confirmed by the Dayton Peace Agreement signed on 21 November.’
- ‘During that time, the government wants to examine the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.’
- ‘Well I think you have to look at the difference between this agreement and other ceasefires that have failed.’
- ‘Amid great excitement, the government and rebels reached a ceasefire agreement at the beginning of last year.’
- ‘A death toll that tops nearly one dozen in the first day of a military ceasefire offers little grounds for hope.’
- ‘A tentative ceasefire broke down last Tuesday leading to fresh fighting in the suburb.’
- ‘Significantly, the ceasefire has met opposition from many nationalist politicians.’
- ‘They typically served to monitor ceasefires and supervise truces; occasionally, peacekeeping missions were deployed to keep belligerents apart as in Cyprus in 1964.’
- ‘The Good Friday 1998 power sharing agreement led to a ceasefire by most of the paramilitary organisations.’
- ‘Should we start taking bets on when these militant terrorist groups will break the ceasefire?’
- ‘Each day without violence raised the political cost of breaking the ceasefire.’
- ‘If the ceasefire is broken then we will not be able to go there, look after our crops and harvest.’
- ‘One thing is certain however, the ceasefire and the peace process are gone for the moment.’
- ‘New Delhi is in the midst of formulating a reply because the ceasefire ends on July 31.’
- ‘The logic of their demands to strengthen the military and renegotiate the ceasefire is to plunge the island back to war.’
- 1.1 An order or signal to stop fighting.law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, harmoniousness, accord, concord, amity, amicableness, goodwill, friendship, cordiality, non-aggression, non-violenceView synonyms
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.