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His astute detente diplomacy with the Soviet Union, trying to make the world a safer place, gets high marks.Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image?|Scott Porch|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 1963, he had survived the Cuban Missile Crisis and was steering the superpowers towards detente.The 50th Anniversary of JFK's Inauguration|Evan Thomas|January 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The goal of the book is to "achieve detente" with your body.The Fat Wars|Marisa Meltzer|May 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
If Obama's strategy is to dial back the blue/red civil war to a detente, Franken's is to escalate it to World War III.Al Franken is the Right's New Punching Bag|Benjamin Sarlin|January 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The Ambassador quite appreciated that the purpose of the mission was to create a detente, as distinguished from an entente.
I'm glad she's not in Italy; it makes for relaxation—for a sort of moral detente.The Portrait of a Lady|Henry James
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A period of lessening tension between two major national powers, or a policy designed to lessen that tension. Détente presupposes that the two powers will continue to disagree but seeks to reduce the occasions of conflict.