from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An order to stop firing.
- n. Suspension of active hostilities; a truce.
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- n. Alternative spelling of ceasefire.
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- n. a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
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This would include the acceptance of a two-state solution, recognition of Israel, and a long-term cease-fire by Hamas if reciprocated by Israel.
She called the cease-fire an "important step forward" for the country.
The U.S. launched the missiles after concluding early Saturday that "the regime had no intention of complying with their so-called cease-fire announcement," a senior defense official said.
Gadhafi's forces toward Benghazi, and the attacks against civilian populace in both Benghazi and Misrata, meant "the regime had no intention of complying with their so-called cease-fire announcement," a senior defense official said.
NEW YORK—Crude prices fell after Libyan forces called a cease-fire, but reports of renewed fighting on the ground and the mobilization of Western forces raised doubts that the conflict would end soon.
The rebel commander also called the cease-fire "not important to us."
I felt that the Secretariat was cynically using the deaths of the four UNIFIL soldiers to push for what Annan had wanted for some time, namely a cease-fire, so I intervened to say that any PRST had to be focused on the precise issue at hand, the deaths of the peacekeepers, or it would be very hard to reach agreement.
A rebel spokesman, Jalal al-Galal, called the cease-fire offer a publicity stunt.
"Eventually, Israeli communities on the Israeli side of the Green Line will likely take land from Palestinians in the West Bank," said Etkes, referring to cease-fire lines that held until the 1967 Mideast War.
ETA called a cease-fire in 2006, which was broken in December that year with a deadly car bomb at Barajas-Madrid International Airport after negotiations with the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero failed.
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