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Synonyms for truce

Synonyms for truce

a temporary cessation of hostilities by mutual consent of the contending parties

Synonyms for truce

a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

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And if there is a truce the English army has broken it by quitting the town, contrary to the agreement which kept it there.
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.
A truce to set phrases, monsieur; you have another thought besides that?
Go you with a flag of truce to Glinda and ask her why she has dared to invade my dominions, and what are her demands.
The great red giant soon returned to say that it was Henry de Montfort, oldest son of the Earl of Leicester, who had come under a flag of truce and would have speech with the master of Torn.
Shandy rode ahead with a flag of truce, and when he was beneath the castle walls Simon de Montfort called forth:
In the meantime the state of affairs was not that of a truce but of a stalemate.
It was in 1987, the Great Truce having been dissolved, that the ancient quarrel between France and Germany over Alsace-Lorraine recrudesced.
A truce, nevertheless, was at length agreed on, by the mediation of the neutral parties, and the whole company again sat down at the table; where Jones being prevailed on to ask pardon, and Blifil to give it, peace was restored, and everything seemed
As we had traded freely with them, and had been kindly used, we thought ourselves in no danger; but when we saw the people, we cut three boughs out of a tree, and stuck them up at a distance from us; which, it seems, is a mark in that country not only of a truce and friendship, but when it is accepted the other side set up three poles or boughs, which is a signal that they accept the truce too; but then this is a known condition of the truce, that you are not to pass beyond their three poles towards them, nor they to come past your three poles or boughs towards you; so that you are perfectly secure within the three poles, and all the space between your poles and theirs is allowed like a market for free converse, traffic, and commerce.
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.
Followed wars, truces, compromises, victories, and defeats.
Project Details : On behalf of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), UNOPS is providing human resources management services in the form of ICA administration.