a friendly understanding, especially between two or more nations.
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How to use entente cordiale in a sentence
The French entente cordiale was remembered, and our Sovereign had long ago been declared to be the first diplomat in Europe.The Invasion | William Le Queux
What her purpose, in all this talk, he failed to see—unless she were seeking to establish an entente cordiale, or to gain time.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse | John Reed Scott
It was at this time that the new entente cordiale between France and England had its first test.
It was through his personal influence that the entente cordiale with France was brought about.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
Any one can see that the "entente cordiale" is not quite what it once was.
British Dictionary definitions for entente cordiale
a friendly understanding between political powers: less formal than an alliance
(often capitals) the understanding reached by France and Britain in April 1904, which settled outstanding colonial disputes
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