entente

[ UK /ɒntˈɒnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a friendly understanding between political powers
  2. an informal alliance between countries
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How To Use entente In A Sentence

  • The two leaders signed a treaty of entente and cooperation.
  • Germany was really our friend and that we should have an "entente" with her rather than with France, French officers returning to France said that the Germans had assured them that they were their best friends, that England was the real enemy, and that it would be better to break the Entente and form an alliance with Germany. Secret Societies And Subversive Movements
  • Some historians have therefore been critical of the regent's foreign policy because of its emphasis upon an entente with the maritime powers consummated by the signing of the Triple alliance in 1717.
  • In turn, the French President used the "entente" word five times as he praised his friend "Gordon". The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • There was a heated propaganda war between the Entente Countries and the Ally Countries during WWI.
  • Britain and France, whose alliance dated to the entente cordiale of 1904 and two world wars, drew opposite lessons from this humiliation.
  • And that is why I proposed, at the Ottawa Conference, a revival of the Anglo-French "entente". The Future of the Western Alliance
  • Some countries, such as France, Germany and to a lesser extent China, use the United Nations the way the Great Powers of old Europe used ententes, alliances and the like - to check what they see as a rival power.
  • Unlike the original entente cordiale, which was the product of mutual concern about a hostile power before the first world war, the latest deal is being presented as the product of hard-headed pragmatism, designed to maximise each nation's military capabilities while saving money. Liam Fox: Anglo-French defence treaty will not compromise UK sovereignty
  • A certain degree of personal intimacy existed between the members of the two groups, and the "entente" was quite as unrestrained as might have existed between rival athletic teams. Marse Henry, Complete An Autobiography
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