Synonyms for cease-fire

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We will work for a cease-fire now or once discussions have begun.

It was two and a half hours before the "Cease-fire" whistle sounded.

His men held out until two in the afternoon, when their resistance collapsed and the cease-fire sounded.

A cease-fire was achieved without a major power confrontation.

WORD ORIGIN

also ceasefire, "a cessation of shooting," 1916, from verbal phrase cease fire, 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally two words until after mid-20c.

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