peaceful

Definitions

  • "Valeria sleeps in peace."
    "Valeria sleeps in peace."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj peaceful not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war "a peaceful nation","peaceful times","a far from peaceful Christmas","peaceful sleep"
    • adj peaceful peacefully resistant in response to injustice "passive resistance"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Peace, friendship. Hualpais Peace, friendship. Hualpais
ABERDEEN SMOKING THE PIPE OF PEACE ABERDEEN SMOKING THE PIPE OF PEACE
My peaceful pillow at Miss Plankses My peaceful pillow at Miss Plankses
Fresco: The Industrial Arts of Peace Fresco: The Industrial Arts of Peace
PEACE COMMISSION POW-WOWING WITH THE MODOCS PEACE COMMISSION POW-WOWING WITH THE MODOCS
THE DOVE OF PEACE THE DOVE OF PEACE
Peace Wigwam Peace Wigwam
PEACE PEACE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
    • Peaceful Not disposed or tending to war, tumult or agitation; pacific; mild; calm; peaceable; as, peaceful words.
    • Peaceful Possessing or enjoying peace; not disturbed by war, tumult, agitation, anxiety, or commotion; quiet; tranquil; as, a peaceful time; a peaceful country; a peaceful end.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Nixon's Secretaries of State have won Noble Peace Prizes.
    • peaceful Full of, possessing, or enjoying peace; not in a state of war, commotion, or disquiet; quiet; undisturbed: as, a peaceful time; a peaceful country.
    • peaceful Pacific; mild; calm: as, a peaceful temper.
    • peaceful Synonyms Peaceable, etc. (see pacific), tranquil, serene.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Apollo 11 plaque left on the Moon says, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND."
    • adj Peaceful full of peace: quiet: tranquil: calm: serene
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Quotations

  • Charles F. Kettering
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    “The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required blood and sweat and tears.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “See in what peace a Christian can die.”
  • Henry James
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    “Deep experience is never peaceful.”
  • Malcolm X
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    “You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
  • Dante Alighieri
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    “In His will is our peace.”
  • C. S. Lewis
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    “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

Idioms

No peace for the wicked - Bad people will not be at ease or will be tormented.('No rest for the wicked' is also used.)
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Smoke the peace pipe - If people smoke the peace pipe, they stop arguing and fighting.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pais (Fr. paix)—L. pax, pacis, peace.

Usage

In literature:

The peace of God brings peace with Him, and peace within.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Raw materials for peaceful industries are needed.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
I also feel at peace, since I have given peace to you.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
The crowning act of his life was undoubtedly the peace treaty of 1783.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
You can sleep on peacefully.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Peace of Paris (Feb. 10, 1763).
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
He was more intent on peace than plenty.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Peace, their own laughing, sunshiny, irrepressible Peace had come back to them once more.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Peace, how do you like the looks of it?
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Why, Peace, it looks awful!
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
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In poetry:

Peace, sweetest peace this summer's day,
Save when, upon the laughing breeze,
There floats across the gleaming bay
A sound of children at their play
Beside the sunny seas.
"Penmaenmawr" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
I sought thee in a secret cave,
And ask'd, if Peace were there,
A hollow winde did seem to answer, No:
Go seek elsewhere.
"Peace" by George Herbert
Peace, Peace comes at last, with her garland of white;
Peace broods in all hearts as we gather to-night;
The blazon of Union spreads full in the sun;
We echo its words,--We are one! We are one!
"My Annual" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Peace! Let me go, or ere it be too late;
Dip not your arrows in the honey-mead;
Paint not the wound through which my heart doth bleed;
Leave me unmock'd, unpitied to my fate--
Peace! Let me go.
"At Parting" by Walter Richard Cassels
His faults be forgotten, we've all gone astray,
Lord, show us in mercy, the straight, narrow way,
Peace, peace to his ashes, and sweet be his rest,
With angels of light, in the home of the blest.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
She had ever walked in quiet ways,
Not over beds of flowery ease,
But Sundays in the village choir
She sweetly sang of "ways of peace,"
Of "ways of peace and pleasantness,"
She trod such paths as these.
"The Deacon's Daughter" by Marietta Holley

In news:

The strategic plateau is a linchpin in recently renewed Israeli-Syrian peace talks.
Louisiana justice of the peace Keith Bardwell's refused to marry a white woman and a black man reportedly because he believed that children of an interracial marriage would suffer socially.
They gave him a Nobel Peace Prize just for showing up.
On Tuesday, donors can give blood in Hutchinson at Peace Lutheran Church from noon to 6pm.
Today (Tuesday) donors can give blood in Hutchinson at Peace Lutheran Church from noon until 6pm and in Arlington at the Community Center from 1pm until 7pm.
We visited Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood and the Peace Garden in Minneapolis to get a closer look.
(CNS)—Iraqi Sister Olga Yaqob grew up in a war-torn nation wondering if her country would ever see peace.
Re "The Palestinian Vision of Peace" (Op-Ed, Feb 3).
The Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) was founded by Robert Aitken Roshi, his wife Anne, and Nelson Foster on the back porch of Aitken Roshi's Maui Zendo in 1978.
John "Jack" Walter Bodin , age 62 of Waverly, died peacefully Saturday, May 14, 2005 at home surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer.
Retired doctor finds purpose in peace.
Alaska resident Christine Helen Bogart , 69, died peacefully at home in Anchorage on Dec 14, 2011.
James Lloyd Boger , 76, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012.
Why Irene Rosenfeld is at peace with her smaller, tastier snack empire Mondelez.
A Colombian woman holds up a flag that reads "Long live peace" during a march against violence in February.
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In science:

Should we then declare that we have done our homework and wait peacefully for the LHC to start operation? Well, discovering the Higgs boson is not the entire story, and another goal, just as important, would be to probe the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism in all its facets.
Tests of the Higgs properties at the next colliders
Reuther Professor of Research in the peaceful use of Atomic Energy.
Advances in imaging THGEM-based detectors
Although one or another potential model calculator will tell you that this was no surprise, the fact is that they were fully at peace with the old (wrong by ∼ factor two) Crystal Ball value, ∆Mhf (2S ) = 92 ± 5 MeV.
Challenges in Hadron Physics
Thus our theory combines peaceful ly ideas of both Einstein and Bohr.
Detection model based on representation of quantum particles by classical random fields: Born's rule and beyond
Also the peaceful application of nuclear fission energy happened very quickly: by 1954 the thermal energy from a controlled fission chain reaction could be used to produce commercial electric energy .
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
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