ceasefire

01. After 5 years of fighting the two sides have finally agreed to a [ceasefire].
02. The Israelis and the Arabs have called a [ceasefire], and are meeting in an attempt to bring an end to the conflict.
03. The [ceasefire] between the IRA and the British is still very fragile.
04. Pakistan has accused India of violating the 14-month [ceasefire] in Kashmir.
05. The [ceasefire] came to a sudden, deadly end with the explosion of a car bomb in a busy public market this morning.
06. So far, despite minor clashes, the [ceasefire] seems to be holding.
07. The [ceasefire] is in danger now since negotiations between the two sides in the conflict have totally broken down.
08. Rebels in Sudan are offering a temporary [ceasefire] during peace negotiations.
09. The rebels have declared a [ceasefire] in return for being included in negotiations for the peace accord.
10. Government representatives are meeting with the leaders of the revolutionary movement to discuss terms for a [ceasefire].
11. The [ceasefire] was shattered by a deadly bombing in an outdoor market that saw over 20 people killed and hundreds wounded.
12. The government has repeatedly called for a comprehensive [ceasefire] as a prerequisite for talks with the rebels.
13. The Sri Lankan military and the Tamil Tigers agreed yesterday to honor the [ceasefire].
14. The senior European [ceasefire] monitor travelled to eastern Sri Lanka for meetings with guerrilla leaders yesterday.
15. Rebel forces have declared a unilateral [ceasefire] nationwide.
16. In 1967, both sides in Nigeria's civil war called a 48-hour [ceasefire] so that soccer star Pelé could play an exhibition match in the capital of Lagos.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • ceasefire — also cease fire, 1847, as a military command, from CEASE (Cf. cease) + FIRE (Cf. fire) in the gunnery sense. Meaning a cessation of shooting is recorded from 1918. Generally two words until after mid 20c …   Etymology dictionary

  • ceasefire — ► NOUN ▪ a temporary suspension of fighting …   English terms dictionary

  • Ceasefire — Truce redirects here. For other uses, see Truce (disambiguation). For other uses, see Ceasefire (disambiguation). A truce not a compromise, but a chance for high toned gentlemen to retire gracefully from their very civil declarations of war. By… …   Wikipedia

  • ceasefire — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete ▪ immediate ▪ unilateral ▪ unconditional ▪ temporary VERB + CEASEFIRE …   Collocations dictionary

  • Ceasefire (M*A*S*H) — Infobox Television episode Title = Ceasefire Series = M*A*S*H Caption = Season = 1 Episode = 23 Airdate = March 18, 1973 Production = J323 Writer = Larry Gelbart Robert Klane Director = Earl Bellamy Guests = Episode list = List of M*A*S*H… …   Wikipedia

  • ceasefire */ — UK [ˈsiːsˌfaɪə(r)] / US [ˈsɪsˌfaɪr] noun [countable] Word forms ceasefire : singular ceasefire plural ceasefires an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace He believed the ceasefire would… …   English dictionary

  • ceasefire — cease|fire [ˈsi:sfaıə US faır] n an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially so that a more permanent agreement can be made ▪ a ceasefire agreement ▪ They have called a temporary ceasefire in the region. →↑armistice, ↑truce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ceasefire — [[t]si͟ːsfaɪə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ ceasefires also cease fire N COUNT A ceasefire is an arrangement in which countries or groups of people that are fighting each other agree to stop fighting. They have agreed to a ceasefire after three years of conflict …   English dictionary

  • ceasefire — noun In warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose. (Typically only temporary). The rebels agreed to a ceasefire while the peace talks were underway. Syn: armistice, truce …   Wiktionary

  • ceasefire — cease|fire [ sis,faır ] noun count * an agreement to stop fighting for a period of time, especially in order to discuss permanent peace: He believed the ceasefire would hold …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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