One of the Things I Pray for Most Often

peace

noun
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; public order and security: He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.
5. cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
6. freedom of the mind from annoyance,distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.;tranquillity; serenity.

7. a state of tranquillity or serenity: May he rest in peace.

interjection
11. (used to express greeting or farewell or torequest quietness or silence).
verb (used without object), peaced,peacing.
12. Obsolete. to be or become silent.
Idioms

13. at peace,

  1. in a state or relationship of nonbelligerenceor concord; not at war.
  2. untroubled; tranquil; content.
  3. deceased.

14.hold /keep one’s peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent: He told her to hold her peace until he had finished.

15. keep the peace, to maintain order; cause to refrain from creating a disturbance: Several officers of the law were on hand to keep the peace.

16. make one’s peace with, to become reconciled with: He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.

17.make peace, to ask for or arrange cessation of hostilities or antagonism.
***Or, according to one of my English professors: “all that is good.”

Peace.

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via Peace | Define Peace at Dictionary.com.

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October 20, 2014 · 6:10 am

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