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a peace pact between the countries
  an agreement between parties
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  • a peace pact between the countries
  • Under the pact, North Korea agreed...
  • Now I will kill you instead of him as our pact was and so the Deep Magic will be appeased.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Let them form blocs and alliances and mutual assistance pacts and guarantees of neutrality.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun

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  • And then one day’ a bunch of kids left campus and drove off a bridge—a suicide pact, I guess.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Thomas got to his feet anyway, determined to defend the pact he’d made.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • "We should make a pact," Yetta said.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • She tried not to panic, but that pot of boiling water, and the otherwise eerie quiet of the house, arranged itself in a crooked way in her mind, and very suddenly she was thinking of robberies, or suicide pacts, or kidnappings.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Different women had different ways of dealing with prison’s im— pact on their relationships.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • We have a historical pact.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • Someone had a secret pact with Mr. Benedict to help get the others on the island.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I was on the verge of blurting out the awful truth about the bus and the men in the night, but then I remembered the pact Stacey had made us all swear to when I had told him, Christopher-John, and Little Man about the caravan and I said instead, "No, ma’am," and began to churn again.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Since the summer of 1941, when Germany broke its pact with the Soviet Union, conquered Soviet-occupied territory and invaded the Soviet Union, a German victory seemed only a matter of time, but actually time was against the Germans.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I was named after Mary Magdalene, who was nearly killed from love: "So infected with deliria and in violation of the pacts of society, she fell in love with men who would not have her or could not keep her."
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • For the past three years they’d forgotten to leave out milk and cookies for Santa, somehow forgotten their pact that we would go camping every Fourth of July weekend, and even, on occasion, forgot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • And when she related the story of their "suicide pact" on that weekend in the frosty Connecticut countryside, I was saddened and astonished.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • So on mornings like that one, we ate our sausage biscuits and hash browns in secret, together, and we had a silent pact that my mother would never find out.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • The pact Suleiman Wandati had made with him.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I made a pact: heal me, and I will help others.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • And there they are, instantly drawn into one of those pacts you’d be hard-pressed to break if you ever expect to go home and face your district.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It will then be time to sign a pact of friendship with the remaining world-power, in preparation for another attack.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It was as if all had made an unconscious pact to defy the shortcomings of their new home field by simply refusing to acknowledge them.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • This is a pact, my dear.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The "Big Three" gods-Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades-had made a pact after World War II not to have any more children with mortals.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • They say the Varden have formed a pact with the Urgals and are massing an army to attack us.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The Big Three … their pact not to have mortal kids … how could we not have known about him sooner?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • In late August they made a pact that if one of them should ever get totally rucked up-a wheelchair wound-the other guy would automatically find a way to end it.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • For twenty years she had respected the pact the two of them had made with Rosaura; now she had had enough of it.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • And no more pact of the Big Three.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • How could we know if they were affiliated with a Taliban militia group or sworn by some tribal blood pact to inform the Taliban leaders of anything suspicious-looking they found in the mountains?
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He’ll also bring them game — he and I made a pact about this a year or so ago — and will probably not ask for compensation, but they should thank him with some kind of trade, like milk or medicine.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I believe the Illuminati have resurfaced to make good on an ancient pact.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Mary was only a kid, but she made a pact with herself at that moment: she would get her education and leave the neighborhood no matter what it took.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It was also said that they had a pact with the devil, and that they kidnapped children and, taking them away to their mysterious camps, made them their slaves.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • So, we just made a pact that we wouldn’t tell her unless we found out that Craig made it sound like "nothing big," and Sam was ready to forgive him.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The whole of his life was gliding on the strings—his lost hopes, his charred pact, his extinguished future.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • But he and Gott fried had formed some sort of…pact, and they tried to initiate Harriet into it too.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • A magical pact needed to be carefully worded, with clear limits and an expiration date, or the whole spell would unravel.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The two of them made a pact: whichever one got a chance to run would take it; together if possible, alone if not, and no looking back.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Should we hand each other over to the police, or make a non-aggression pact between criminals?
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Will they respect the Varden’s pact with the elves and send us to Ellesmera for training, or command otherwise?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • This was easy and right, no division, no confusion, no objection, just Ian and me, the molten rock moving through this new body, melding it into the pact.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Ever since we read The Fall of the House of Usher, we had made a pact that neither of us would allow the other to be buried without making "absolutely, positively sure" (his favorite phrase) that the person was dead.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • This is the great, formal, nose-counting event, where the victims come in order to show how safe it is to destroy them, and the destroyers form pacts of eternal friendship, which lasts for three months.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • What will become of our sworn oaths and pacts?
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • You told her to remember — it was your voice — ’I thought,’ said Dumbledore, inclining his head slightly, ’that she might need reminding of the pact she had sealed by taking you.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • We reach out our hands and seal our pact.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • It was as if he was asking me to make a pact with him, to get our stories straight.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Will you make a pact with me, Shadeslayer?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • This covenant—or pact—was that Abraham and all his seed would keep the Lord’s commandments.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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