kiss of peace

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kiss of peace (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kiss of peace a kiss of greeting exchanged between the members of the early Church, a shadow of which survives in the kissing of the pax at high mass
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cyssan, to kiss—coss, a kiss; Ger. küssen, Dan. kys; allied to choose and gust.

Usage

In literature:

Cowardice is easy of entreaty, and that is the reason he has given her the kiss of peace and has taken from her all she has to give.
"Four Arthurian Romances" by Chretien DeTroyes
Then the two martyrs gave each other the kiss of peace, and a gladiator killed them.
"Out of the Triangle" by Mary E. Bamford
After the benediction, the Grand Almoner goes and takes the kiss of peace from the Archbishop, and then goes and gives it to the King.
"The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X" by Imbert De Saint-Amand
Him he forthwith visited in the stable, and saluted with the kiss of peace.
"The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves" by Tobias Smollett
My Lord and father said the Lord King looked calmly on them, and gave them the kiss of peace.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
All were kneeling on the pavement, and one after the other rose to exchange the kiss of peace, and reach the altar.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Would it not have been well to have received that kiss of peace?
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Take your husband in the kiss of peace with God's benison.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
Then he came back to his mother, and bestowed on her the kiss, or peck, of peace.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
We gave him the kiss of peace, and he stroked our faces with his hand.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
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In poetry:

Now that the war—clamours cease,
And silently snowflakes fall,
Give we the kiss of Peace,
And one Flag be the Flag of us all!
"The White Pall Of Peace" by Alfred Austin
Multitudes—multitudes—stood up in bliss,
Made equal to the angels, glorious, fair;
With harps, palms, wedding-garments, kiss of peace
And crowned and haloed hair.
"From House To House" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
It sees the ocean to its bosom clasp
The rocks and sea-sand with the kiss of peace;
It sees the wild winds lift it in their grasp,
And hold it up, and shake it like a fleece.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Softly he soothed her straying hair, and kissed
The fever from her lips. Over the palms
The sad moon poured her peace into their eyes,
Till Sleep, the angel of forgetfulness,
Folded again dark wings above their rest.
"The Cry Of Eve" by Cale Young Rice
Mr. Benjamin Franklin was wont to repeat,
In his budget of proverbs, 'Stolen Kisses are sweet;'
But they have their alloy —
Fate assumed, to annoy
Miss Arundel's peace, and embitter her joy,
The equivocal shape of a fine little Boy.
"Some Account Of A New Play" by Richard Harris Barham
Sight of home, if Thou wilt; kiss of love,
If Thou wilt; children at the knees of peace,
If Thou wilt; parents weeping in the door
Of welcome, if Thou wilt; but victory,
Victory, victory! oh, Lord, victory!
Oh, Lord, victory! Lord, Lord, victory!
"In War-Time A Psalm Of The Heart" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Lemon Grass Clary Sage has been added to Kiss My Face's line of foaming and regular Peace Soap .
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