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Definition of Truce

Truce

  1. A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.
  2. Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.

Truce Quotations

It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.
Joan of Arc

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
Sun Tzu

The whole celebrity thing never is normal and I think the fuller your life is, the more you are able to just kind of call a truce with it on a good day.
Michelle Pfeiffer

One of the nice things about a favorite pop song is that it's an unconditional truce on judgment and musical snobbery. You like the song because you just do, and there need not be any further criticism.
Henry Rollins

In a few days an officer came to our camp, under a flag of truce, and informed Hamilton, then a captain of artillery, but afterwards the aid of General Washington, that Captain Hale had been arrested within the British lines condemned as a spy, and executed that morning.
William Hull
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Truce Translations

truce in French is treve
truce in German is Waffenruhe
truce in Latin is indutiae, pax pacis
truce in Spanish is tregua
truce in Swedish is vapenvila
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