Adjective "peace" definition and examples

(Peace may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/piːs/

Definitions and examples

noun

Freedom from disturbance; tranquillity.
  1. 'But you need only step a few streets away from the beach for the cacophony to subside and for peace to be restored.'
  2. 'Right now, it's telling me that I've enjoyed dropping out of the rat race over the festive period, savouring peace, relaxation and sleep.'
  3. 'Now my Sundays are for worship, family, friends, reading, rest, and relaxation-such freedom and peace.'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'A way of life beckons that promises peace in a beautiful place, where the weather is kind, wine plentiful, and food exquisite.'
  6. 'The right to enter a church, to worship, say a prayer, soak up the atmosphere and to find a few moments' peace should be free to all.'
  7. 'Even so I seemed at every point of contact to be surrounded by abrasive people intent on disturbing my peace, my comfort, and my equable nature.'
  8. 'All we can give them is honor for their sacrifice, and freedom and peace for their families.'
  9. 'For her the children always came first, well before her own happiness and peace of mind.'
  10. 'Would this move bring me the happiness and peace of mind that I feel I have needed recently?'
  11. 'Incredible calm and peace of mind come from living in a beautifully organized home.'
  12. 'Mental illness can rob a person of peace of mind, relationships, and sense of purpose in life.'
  13. 'Having a forgiving spirit is one formula to peace of mind, happiness and good health.'
  14. 'From the layman's point of view, a spiritual life gives you calmness and peace of mind.'
  15. 'Recognizing your inner beauty is the true key to peace of mind.'
  16. 'This guilt started affecting my work, my peace of mind.'
  17. 'No longer a primary source of food, our gardens may exist simply for pleasure and peace of mind.'
  18. 'We spend our lives in pursuit of happiness and peace of mind.'
A state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended.
  1. in singular 'the peace didn't last'
  2. 'The simple thirst for revenge on the part of a few could be enough to derail any peace agreements that might come about in the future.'
  3. 'The prolonged period of peace in Europe has created a dangerous temptation to neglect our defences, both physical and psychological.'
  4. 'For China, reform and development require a long period of peace.'
  5. 'Private property and relative freedom to trade gave humanity the longest period of peace in history.'
  6. 'As a consequence Egypt enjoyed long periods of peace when society advanced rapidly.'
  7. 'Yes, there were aberrations like the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, but mostly it was a period of peace.'
  8. 'Great prosperity at home and peace abroad enshrine the current period as a golden age in the nation's history.'
  9. 'Neither party will trust the other to implement any peace agreement on its own.'
  10. 'Both kenjutsu and jujutsu aimed at being self defence martial arts during the period of peace.'
  11. 'The resulting peace agreement included a six-year interim period before a vote on independence.'
  12. 'They negotiate a peace with the French, who agree in the hope of gaining future advantage.'
  13. 'Finally, in 1842, the Chinese were forced to agree to an ignomious peace under the Treaty of Nanking.'
  14. 'The peace effectively reinstated the Treaty of Madrid but on more favourable terms for the French.'
  15. 'Now they have to prove that they have not only the will but the authority to end the violence and negotiate a compromise peace.'
  16. 'The selection committee nudges warring parties towards a peace that is achievable, but not quite achieved.'
  17. 'police action to restore peace'
  18. 'There are signs that peace has been restored and businesses are showing profits once again.'
  19. 'He said he hoped his visit would be a focal point for discussion of what the community could do to restore peace.'
  20. 'A Council source revealed the investigation into the assault could take weeks to complete but moves have already been made to restore peace.'
  21. 'If he can do this, peace will be automatically restored!'
  22. 'Contention leads to war, and war is the antithesis of civil peace.'
  23. 'For civil peace - if not justice - to come about, the crimes and violence of the past have to be confronted.'
  24. 'Police officers who restored peace to the riot-torn streets of Bradford last year were also due to be honoured for their bravery last night.'
  25. 'It acknowledges the de facto separation of peoples in order to try to achieve civil peace.'
  26. 'He divided the prize money evenly among five organizations devoted to civil rights and peace.'
  27. 'This was 7.30 on a Saturday morning and we fought for an hour and a half, with the alarm sounding continually, to restore peace to the neighborhood.'
  28. 'They truly were in dire straights, and the offer of peace was very tempting.'
A ceremonial handshake or kiss exchanged during a service in some Churches (now usually only in the Eucharist), symbolizing Christian love and unity.
  1. 'Seek out those with disabilities when passing the peace and extend Christ's welcome.'

More definitions

1. the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

2. (often initial capital letter) an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism: the Peace of Ryswick.

3. a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations: Try to live in peace with your neighbors.

4. the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community;

More examples(as adjective)

"talks can be peace."

"sights can be peace."

"settlements can be peace."

"deals can be peace."

"accords can be peace."

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French pais, from Latin pax, pac- ‘peace’.

Phrase

at peace
hold one's peace
keep the peace
make (one's) peace