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Truce, 1) armistice, temporary cessation of hostilities: “I have awhile given t. unto my wars,” H6A III, 4, 3. “in this dull and long-continued t.” Troil. I, 3, 262. “the seas and winds . . . took a t.” II, 2, 75. “during all question of the gentle t.” IV, 1, 11.
2) peace: “keep then fair league and t. with thy true bed,” Err. II, 2, 147. “before this t.” John III, 1, 233 (231 and 235 peace). “make compromise, insinuation, parley and base t. to arms invasive,” V, 1, 68. “in the next parliament called for the t. of Winchester and Gloster,” H6A II, 4, 118. “this token serveth for a flag of t. betwixt ourselves and all our followers,” III, 1, 138. “peaceful t. shall be proclaimed in France,” V, 4, 117. “take this compact of a t.” V, 4, 117 “excitements to the field, or speech for t.” Troil. I, 3, 182. to take t. == to make peace: “till he take t. with her contending tears,” Ven. 82. “with my vexed spirits I cannot take a t.” John III, 1, 17. “all this . . . could not take t. with the unruly spleen of Tybalt,” Rom. III, 1, 162.
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