hostilities hostilities  /hɑ ˈstɪ lə tiz/


  • (n) fighting; acts of overt warfare


  1. And the Bush Administration wants to make sure that when hostilities are halted in Lebanon, Hizballah's score is a round zero.
  2. Cessation of hostilities would create the environment conducive to addressing such problems in a candid manner.
  3. Soon after the hostilities ended, Hizballah and its allies staged massive protests demanding that Siniora's government resign.


  1. Michael Jackson wrongful death trial: Hostilities between attorneys erupt

    Hostilities between the attorneys in the Jackson wrongful death trial erupted during a sidebar conference Monday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

  2. A look at the makings of Dodgers-Diamondbacks rivalry

    Arizona Manager Kirk Gibson, left, Dodgers coach Mark McGwire, the Dodgers' Jerry Hairston Jr. and Arizona's Willie Bloomquist during Tuesday's hostilities.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Dodgers: Beef with Diamondbacks not over

    Even after a night and a day to let emotions settle, the Los Angeles Dodgers were far from convinced their hostilities with the Arizona Diamondbacks were over.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN


  1. "We had hoped that the Israeli announcement would be matched by total cessation of hostilities and the immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza," said Saeb Erekat, a top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas' bitter rival...
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Saeb Erekat Source: USA Today

  2. March 16: Petraeus in written testimony tells Congress: "The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests. . . Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Dissident Voice

  3. "This comes on top of the increasingly frequent and brutal acts of violence perpetrated by both parties, and I am deeply concerned that the violence and hostilities will now escalate even further," said Erik Solheim, a key mediator in the...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Erik Solheim Source: Forbes

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