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1A temporary suspension of fighting, typically one during which peace talks take place; a truce.
armistice, suspension of hostilities, cessation of hostilities, peaceView synonyms
- ‘On 5 October there was a ceasefire, confirmed by the Dayton Peace Agreement signed on 21 November.’
- ‘The fighting shows no signs of diminishing, despite partial and temporary ceasefires.’
- ‘They typically served to monitor ceasefires and supervise truces; occasionally, peacekeeping missions were deployed to keep belligerents apart as in Cyprus in 1964.’
- ‘If the ceasefire is broken then we will not be able to go there, look after our crops and harvest.’
- ‘Significantly, the ceasefire has met opposition from many nationalist politicians.’
- ‘The logic of their demands to strengthen the military and renegotiate the ceasefire is to plunge the island back to war.’
- ‘A tentative ceasefire broke down last Tuesday leading to fresh fighting in the suburb.’
- ‘During that time, the government wants to examine the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.’
- ‘New Delhi is in the midst of formulating a reply because the ceasefire ends on July 31.’
- ‘One thing is certain however, the ceasefire and the peace process are gone for the moment.’
- ‘Amid great excitement, the government and rebels reached a ceasefire agreement at the beginning of last year.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Should we start taking bets on when these militant terrorist groups will break the ceasefire?’
- ‘The Good Friday 1998 power sharing agreement led to a ceasefire by most of the paramilitary organisations.’
- ‘Second, start demanding a ceasefire so that the humanitarian crises can be attended to.’
- ‘Each day without violence raised the political cost of breaking the ceasefire.’
- ‘War with people who break their ceasefire agreements is the default position.’
- ‘A death toll that tops nearly one dozen in the first day of a military ceasefire offers little grounds for hope.’
- ‘Well I think you have to look at the difference between this agreement and other ceasefires that have failed.’
- ‘What is not needed is the short-term fix of a temporary ceasefire - something much more drastic and enduring is required.’
- 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
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