Definition of peace in English:
- Now my Sundays are for worship, family, friends, reading, rest, and relaxation-such freedom and peace.
- He said the number of visitors also had a social impact, both on other visitors who went in search of peace and tranquillity, and on the local population.
- There was just something about her that radiated peace, tranquility, and that made her very popular.
- Incredible calm and peace of mind come from living in a beautifully organized home.
- The benefits, they say, include improved health, greater energy, stress relief and peace of mind.
- No longer a primary source of food, our gardens may exist simply for pleasure and peace of mind.
- It had gained respect and authority by ushering in a period of peace and stability in the city.
- That's what I think Americans can do with this providential period of prosperity and peace.
- The resulting peace agreement included a six-year interim period before a vote on independence.
- Finally, in 1842, the Chinese were forced to agree to an ignomious peace under the Treaty of Nanking.
- If Israelis and Palestinians are unwilling or unable to negotiate a workable peace, the international community must take the lead in promoting one.
- We must conduct our affairs in such a way that it becomes in the Communists' interest to agree on a genuine peace.
- We know this fight is the way to defend the values that are at the basis of civil life and peace.
- Contention leads to war, and war is the antithesis of civil peace.
- To recognize the right to free association might have meant to deprive hundreds of millions of the right of civil peace.
- They truly were in dire straights, and the offer of peace was very tempting.
- The cash call smacks of poor taste, taking advantage of people's fears and anxieties by making promises of peace.
- The incomprehensible sermon was long past, and the handshake of peace was next.
- Big hugs or strong handshakes while sharing the peace can be painful for people with arthritis or rheumatic conditions.
- Seek out those with disabilities when passing the peace and extend Christ's welcome.
Peace is from Old French pais, from Latin pax ‘peace’. The phrase no peace for the wicked comes from Isaiah 48:22 (There is no peace to the wicked, saith the Lord). In legal texts, the word pacific (mid 16th century), from the same root, still retains its early meaning ‘free from strife, peaceful’. In 1520 the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the stormy waters of the strait between what is now Tierra Del Fuego and mainland Chile. To his relief he emerged to calm seas, so called the ocean Mar Pacifico ‘tranquil sea’. The treacherous sound he passed through is still the Strait of Magellan. Pacify (Late Middle English) and pacifism (early 20th century) go back to the same root, as does appease (Middle English), literally ‘bring to a peaceful state’. See also pay
- Caring for my two pups helped me feel at peace and reduced my anxiety and depression.
- And we want them to be safe, secure and at peace as well.
- I'm feeling quiet inside, at peace, content in a way.
- I pray that we will live harmoniously and at peace with one another, regardless of which tradition or path we follow.
- Just being around her best friend made her feel much more at peace with the world.
- I pose that question to all of you since I firmly believe that your response will indicate whether you are at peace with God, with others and with yourself.
hold one's peace
- Remain silent about something: he nodded indulgently at such pertness and obstinacy, but held his peaceMore example sentences
- At present I am biding my time, and holding my peace.
- At this stage I believe a reviewer should hold his peace, at least until his readers can get to see the movie.
- Too many, however, held their peace, at least until the next atrocity.
keep the peace
- Refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order: the police must play a crucial role in keeping the peaceMore example sentences
- I compromised my own self in order to keep the peace and stave off confrontation.
- It is the program that kept the peace for six years.
- When I was a kid, the police in my town mostly kept the peace.
make (one's) peace
- Re-establish friendly relations: he returned to the village to make peace with his motherMore example sentences
- Eventually, Gideon makes his peace with his daughter, decides to quit the rat race, and disappears off into the sunset with Stella.
- He did his best to console them and help them to make their peace with God.
- I just need to make my peace with myself, my neighbour, my community and my earth.
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