Usage examples for truce

  1. The Moorish sultan and the Grand Turk are asking Your Majesty for a truce of three months, or for longer if Your Majesty wishes. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. The men were paid, either in money, or, as they generally preferred, in coffee, flour, or sugar, from the paymaster's store- rooms; but this was the first time the Boxer had ever been visited, and this circumstance, taken in connection with the flag of truce, made Frank suspicious. – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  3. In 1528 he made a truce with England for five years. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  4. Consider that I'm here under a flag of truce, and let's see if we can't come to an agreement. – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  5. If so, why was it not a little white flag of truce that gave her a right to say " How do you do?" – Four Girls and a Compact by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  6. Don Quixote was all eagerness: there was no doubt in his mind but that he was being summoned by one in distress, so he asked for and received an hour's truce from the goatherd. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  7. But a truce to all this! – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  8. Such a truce was more fatal than any conflict, than any amount of slaughter. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. Sleep is a truce with the world. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  10. Would it not be better, now Bertram Ingledew had fairly disappeared for ever from their sphere, to patch up a hollow truce for a time at least with Frida, and let all things be to the outer eye exactly as they had always been? – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  11. In the meantime the truce was extended until the autumn and the Englishmen were sent back to Jamestown. – The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson
  12. A truce to murmuring: with another's store To use at pleasure, who shall call you poor? – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  13. A truce with my host. – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  14. " Flag of truce," cried Silver. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. This step was indispensable: the vessel which brought me was, I find, the first British flag of truce that has been suffered to enter the harbour, with the exception of the Prince of Wales packet, now waiting here for the return of a king's messenger from Paris; and her captain even has not yet been permitted to go on shore. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  16. Well, then, to do honor to the wonder that a philosopher has a clever, practical thought, I'll swear to keep a truce for this evening. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. Such a truce was supposed to be a feather in the cap of the Honourable B., as he was leader of a poor party of no more than twenty; and the Right Honourable A. had in this matter the whole House at his back. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  18. 1521, April 10, Truce for Four Years. – History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718 by Thomas Carlyle
  19. Ye might well content you with the truce my lord doth offer. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown