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ho sti luh teez

  • n  fighting; acts of overt warfare
    the outbreak of hostilities
  • n  a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
  • n  a state of deep-seated ill-will
  • n  the feeling of a hostile person
  • n  violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

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


  • Saeb Erekat in USA Today
    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...
  • David Petraeus in Dissident Voice
    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...
  • Erik Solheim in Forbes
    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...

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