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Definitions

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  • v. To maintain order in a volatile situation.

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Examples

  • Sir George had to keep the peace in turbulent Kaffraria with a mere remnant of soldiers.

    The Romance of a Pro-Consul

  • Their lives were sacrificed to keep the peace in Happyland.

    Forever Lost

  • We have well earned them: aforetime when our ancestors took the lead against sea rovers and savages; in this day, when we keep the peace in unruly provinces, and manage estates large enough to be properly productive, and try cases, and conduct olden usage and ceremony which hold society together, and support learning and religion, and deal with foreigners-oh, everything needful to maintain what order and progress the realm enjoys.

    Hokas Pokas

  • Pepin forced him to surrender Western Frisia, which nearly corresponded to the present provinces of South and North Holland, and obliged him to keep the peace for the rest of his life.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Four squadrons of Light Cavalry – one of the 8th Hussars, one of the 11th Hussars, one of the 4th Light Dragoons, and one of the 19th Lancers – went out this morning to Baidar, ostensibly to collect forage, but really to keep the peace between the Frenchmen and the Turks.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • But Mr. Hannay thought all this provocation was of no importance and bound over both father and son to keep the peace -- an indefensible decision, a decision only to be explained by the sympathy everywhere shown to Queensberry because of his victory over Wilde, otherwise surely any honest magistrate would have condemned the father who sent obscene letters to his son's wife -- a lady above reproach.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions

  • “I think Gabe’s right,” said Ilan, in a let’s keep the peace tone as he got to his feet.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • But Mr. Hannay thought all this provocation was of no importance and bound over both father and son to keep the peace ” an indefensible decision, a decision only to be explained by the sympathy everywhere shown to Queensberry because of his victory over Wilde, otherwise surely any honest magistrate would have condemned the father who sent obscene letters to his son's wife ” a lady above reproach.

    Oscar Wilde

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