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November 1st, Turkey was forced by Russia to agree to an armistice of eight weeks.

On the 9th, Nelson landed again, to conclude the terms of the armistice.

A difficulty arose respecting the duration of the armistice.

The spring is coming on, and the armistice is only a trap laid for the Prussians.

When the Armistice had come the Belgian Government tried to thank him.

Just now an armistice in his conflict of thought was declared.

I have an idea that I can do it within a week or ten days, or at least gain an armistice.

Until then we have granted them an armistice—to bury their dead.

With the signing of the armistice, all dreams of service ended definitely for her.

The armistice had not been signed at the time, was not signed for some days after.

WORD ORIGIN

1707, from French armistice (1680s), coined on the model of Latin solstitium (see solstice), etc., from Latin arma "arms" (see arm (n.2)) + -stitium (used only in compounds), from sistere "cause to stand" (see assist).

The word is attested in English from 1660s in the Latin form armistitium. German Waffenstillstand is a loan-translation from French. Armistice Day (1919) marked the end of the Great War of 1914-18 on Nov. 11, 1918. In Britain, after World War II, it merged with Remembrance Day. In U.S., Armistice Day became a national holiday in 1926. In 1954, to honor World War II and Korean War veterans as well, it was re-dubbed Veterans Day.

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