Peace is the absence of conflict, fighting, and violence. It’s the opposite of war. In the first set of examples, the word "peace" is a noun:
- Mary enjoys the peace and quiet of the early morning.
- Peace was restored to the community after a night of conflict with the police.
- The people of the war-torn country just want to live in peace.
- As a believer in peace and as a conscientious objector to war, the young man refused to join the military.
- John Lennon organized many public events to promote peace.
There are many famous quotations that include the word "peace."
- Peace begins with a smile. — Mother Teresa
- Peace is its own reward. — Mohandas Gandhi
- There never was a good war or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin
- It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. — Eleanor Roosevelt
- I was a drum major for peace. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
- It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. — John F. Kennedy
The words "peace" and "peaceful" are used as adjectives:
- The protestors organized a peace rally.
- The event was very peaceful and orderly.
- You can make a peace sign by spreading your index finger and your middle finger into the shape of a V.
Note: You might hear someone use the slang "Peace out," as a way of saying goodbye, especially a young person: See you later. Peace out.
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December 17, 2014