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  • noun Plural form of armistice.


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  • Nevertheless, it is worth pointing out that Israel was invaded by better-equipped armies intent on annihilating Jewish sovereignty in their own homeland, and that by the time the armistices were signed in 1949, almost 1% of the Jewish population had died in the defending their country – a huge number for such a small country which could ill afford the loss of manpower even in peacetime.

    Matthew Yglesias » Five State Solution 2009

  • * After eleven months of negotiations on the island of Rhodes, Bunche persuaded the Arab combatant states to sign armistices that left Israel with 20 percent more territory than when it was created.

    The Great Experiment Strobe Talbott 2008

  • Wilson had set the conditions for the armistices which ended the Great War.

    Excerpt: Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan 2002

  • But in rational animals there are political communities and friendships, and families and meetings of people; and in wars, treaties and armistices.

    The Meditations 2004

  • It could be argued that the missed peace opportunities would have saved a lot of needless bloodshed and it could, of course, also be argued that such a "peace" might have proved to be illusory, a short-lived cease-fire with an adversary resolved to remove an intrusion, as the Crusader state was wiped out after a series of cease-fires and armistices.

    Israelis & Palestinians: What Went Wrong? Elon, Amos 2002

  • Even the most explicit terms of the armistices were not always observed.

    2. Military, Diplomatic, and Social Developments 2001

  • The major agreements were the armistices between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire (at Mudros, Oct. 1918), Austria-Hungary (Nov. 3, 1918), and Germany (Nov. 11, 1918).

    VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914-1945 2001

  • Hostilities came to an end through a series of armistices, which disengaged the combatants without terminating the technical state of war between them.

    2. Military, Diplomatic, and Social Developments 2001

  • 'The feller's no' heard of armistices, 'Jock Ferguson said, and also stomped off leaving me exposed to the drunken mercies of Sgt Wally Scubber, shell-shocked survivor of the Arakan and already as pissed as he was every night of his life.

    A Rude Awakening Aldiss, Brian 1978

  • Lee suspected no one in those parts had voted; regardless of armistices, regardless of Federal occupation troops, the civil war there went on.

    The Guns Of The South Turtledove, Harry 1960


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