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détente -- (French)
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  • Kissinger helped negotiate a détente with the Soviet Union.
  • What I really wondered about was the smoochy détente between the two of them, reestablished short hours after the most harrowing scene of lovers’ strife I could imagine this side of a low-grade Italian opera.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was no heartfelt peacemaking, no official detente.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I’m glad she’s not in Italy; it makes for relaxation—for a sort of moral detente.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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  • Ten embassy officials were there, wondering how to control the group but politically unable to protest the attention given their men in the spirit of détente.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Some of the newsroom boys returned Riddle’s animosity, but the fact that he owned some of the fastest and most noteworthy horses on earth led to a certain uneasy détente.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Reading was for relaxation, and relaxation was not an analysis of detente.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • I’m glad she’s not in Italy; it makes for relaxation—for a sort of moral detente.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Alan had been told of the utter lack of danger from the crocodiles, that they would only strike something human if they were starving and the water level was very low, but still, there were anomalies to any animal-human detente — every week some zookeeper’s assistant lost an arm in the jaws of a tiger, elephants crushed their trainers underfoot — and here was Alan, sinking into the Rio Negro, about thirty yards from the boat, far enough away to ensure that if something went wrong, if…
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
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