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détente
(French)


Kissinger helped negotiate a détente with the Soviet Union.
  the easing of tensions or strained relations — especially between nations
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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
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Associated words [difficulty]:   détente [8] , chateau [4] , in lieu [4] , déjà vu [5] , faux pas [7] , laissez-faire [8] , vis-à-vis [8] , tour de force [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Public Policy & Politics, Medicine, History
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