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peace offensive

an active program, policy, propaganda campaign, etc., by a national government for the purpose of terminating a war or period of hostility, lessening international tensions, or promoting peaceful cooperation with other nations.
Origin of peace offensive
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So it was a crooked Kamerad cry, a peace offensive intended to sing us to sleep, that Germany launched in September, 1918.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • Floyd Gibbons was the first to sound the alarm of the danger of the German peace offensive.

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