entente

[ ahn-tahnt; French ahn-tahnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF entente

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And, in fine, Dor must be regarded as an anticipator of the Entente cordiale.

It had already crossed the Rubicon and passed over to the Entente.

They advised him to inform the Entente, in order to rehabilitate himself.

He has incidentally offered to sign a separate peace with the Entente.

Russia sees nothing in the entente—England has nothing to offer her.

The entente cordiale is simply a fetter and a dead weight upon you.

As late as 1889, he approved of Italy's seeking an entente with England.

This is similar to the manner in which the English entente with France was arranged.

We'll have Columbia and Britannia and all her colonies, in a sort of entente cordiale.

If England and the Entente only took the trouble to understand the Balkans.

WORD ORIGIN

1854, from French éntente "understanding," from Old French entente "intent" (12c.), noun use of fem. past participle of entendre "to direct one's attention (see intent). Political sense arose in 19c. from entente cordial (1844), the best-known example being that between England and France (1904), to which Russia was added in 1908.

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