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peace

noun [U] uk   /piːs/ us  

peace noun [U] (NO VIOLENCE)

B2 freedom from war and violence, especially when people live and work together happily without disagreements: peace talks/proposals a peace conference/initiative Now that the war is over may there be a lasting peace between our nations. Peace lasted in Europe for just over 20 years after 1918 before war broke out again. She's very good at keeping (the) peace within the family. The police act on the public's behalf to keep the peace. Stop fighting you two - shake hands and make (your) peace (with each other)!
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peace noun [U] (CALM)

B1 the state of not being interrupted or annoyed by worry, problems, noise, or unwanted actions: You'll need peace and quiet to study. He says he's at peace when he's walking in the mountains. Go away and leave us to finish our dinner in peace. For everyone's peace of mind go back and check you locked the door. There'll be no peace until she gets what she wants. I didn't agree with what she said but I held my peace (= did not say anything).
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