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.

a peace sign

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