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- adj. Free of worries; peaceful.
- adj. Dead.
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- n. in a state of peace.
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- adj. dead
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The supplies that Neapope and the prophet told us about, and the reinforcements we were to have, were never more heard of, and it is but justice to our British Father to say were never promised, his chief being sent word in lieu of the lies that were brought to me, “for us to remain at peace as we could accomplish nothing but our own ruin by going to war.”
Those who believe that a world at peace is an impossibility—the so-called hawks—generally refer to themselves as realists.
The greatest obstacle to my wishes arose from the property of the island being vested in the people of Berne, who three years before had driven me from amongst them; and besides the mortification of returning to live with people who had given me so unfavorable a reception, I had reason to fear they would leave me no more at peace in the island than they had done at Yverdon.
Here, for example, a population of 1,500 people; at present they know all that is necessary for the cultivation of yams, they build houses sufficient for the purpose of their present life, they are giving up fighting, losing-faith in their old charms and contrivances for compassing the death of their enemies; they will very likely soon be at peace throughout the whole island.
Captain Parry had the pocket battleship neatly silhouetted against the lights of Montevideo, a city at peace where young couples danced in night-clubs, brightly-illuminated shop windows displayed their wares and war seemed a lifetime away; but at that moment it was less than 7 miles.
Anna Lee told me she was at peace with the life sentence that Aloysius received.
For the being carried hither and thither by the shifting mental epidemics of the day, what is it, after all, but a tacit confession of weakness or disease? proving, at the least, that one has not strength of mind enough to “feel the soul of Nature,” or to live at peace with the solidities of reason.
'Cannot you live at peace in this little bit of an island?' was the constant theme of these lectures; and when Wompas, his old scholar, appeared with bow and arrows, saying, I am sent to defend you, 'the answer was,' Don't talk such nonsense!
When I feel at peace with myself, and, as it were, so quietly at the CENTRE of things — like last evening, for example — surely that is also me.
If we can keep at peace eight years longer, our income, liberated from debt, will be adequate to any war, without new taxes or loans, and our position and increasing strength put us hors d'insulte from any nation.