Origin of cease-fire
Examples from the Web for cease-fire
Clearly, all of the statements from Moscow and Kiev about a cease-fire for the period of the investigation have been forgotten.Inside the Battle to Crush Ukraine’s Rebel Capital as Dutch Search for MH17 Clues|Anna Nemtsova|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sanctions continued after a cease-fire; Eisenhower was adamant: They wouldn't be lifted until the invading troops were gone.
A bloody conflict ended in a cease-fire that ceded to the militants the right to institute Sharia law in the Swat area.Who Is Fazlullah? The Pakistani Mullah Who Targeted Malala|Michael Daly|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The cease-fire requires Hamas to hold its rockets and Israel to alleviate the siege.
Haaretz quoted a Maan news agency report that both Hamas and Islamic Jihad are committed to the Gaza cease-fire.
We will work for a cease-fire now or once discussions have begun.
His men held out until two in the afternoon, when their resistance collapsed and the cease-fire sounded.The Fight For The Republic in China|Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
It was two and a half hours before the "Cease-fire" whistle sounded.With Botha in the Field|Eric Moore Ritchie
A cease-fire was achieved without a major power confrontation.
Word Origin and History for cease-fire
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.