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Definition establishment or renewal of good relations — especially between countries
  • the 1970s rapprochement of China and the United States
  • France's rapprochement with NATO
  • A chance meeting and a mutual friend helped bring about a rapprochement.
  • The rapprochement took place gradually, rather than at any sort of intense heart-to-heart meeting.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • A failing out doesn't preclude a later rapprochement, his mind retorted with a kind of grave and implacable calm.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • There was between them a momentary rapprochement; but it could not last.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • I was saying to Hastings only yesterday that a rapprochement of the people concerned was needed.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Then, in the midst of this delicate rapprochement, Outside magazine confirmed it was sending me to Everest.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • If it had taken twenty-nine years to drift apart, I knew that a few weeks of effort was simply the beginning of a long process of rapprochement.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • But that rapprochement did not last long, and Ferula was quick to realize that she had been used.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • There would have been nothing else to talk about but a rapprochement between that estranged pair.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • I suppose it was because it reminded me of the tender rapprochements that had worked so well to heal our differences in the past: if not burning passion, then at least a truce with a commitment to working things out.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • On all sides, indeed, there flourished a strong British party, and particularly in New England, where the so-called codfish aristocracy (by no means extinct, even today) exhibited an undisguised Anglomania, and looked forward confidently to a /rapprochement/ with the mother country.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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