Definition of at peace in US English:

at peace


  • 1euphemistic Free from anxiety or distress.

    • ‘I enjoyed it so much and felt at peace and happy and calm.’
    • ‘I felt secure and at peace at my parents' palace.’
    • ‘I'm feeling quiet inside, at peace, content in a way.’
    • ‘Jane had a special fondness for gardening and was always at peace and content in her garden which she tended with such fond care.’
    • ‘The whole time she held me I felt so at peace, so secure, so loved I didn't want to ever let her down.’
    • ‘Helen is placid and at peace, and very happy to see Jane.’
    • ‘All of a sudden I wanted to be where I felt calm and at peace.’
    • ‘I can catch up on my rest later when I am more at peace.’
    • ‘And we want them to be safe, secure and at peace as well.’
    • ‘Caring for my two pups helped me feel at peace and reduced my anxiety and depression.’
    serene, calm, tranquil, composed, placid, at peace, at rest, at ease, in repose, reposeful, undisturbed, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, anxiety-free, content, blissful, secure
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    1. 1.1 Dead (used to suggest that someone has escaped from the difficulties of life).
      • ‘Theresa is at peace now but the rest of you are all left with the sorrow and tragedy of her death.’
      • ‘He's at peace now, free of pain, free of the longing for supernatural rescue.’
      dead, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on, passed away
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  • 2In a state of friendliness.

    ‘a man at peace with the world’
    • ‘I do not wish to quarrel with them, but to live as I have always done, at peace with them.’
    • ‘I pray that we will live harmoniously and at peace with one another, regardless of which tradition or path we follow.’
    • ‘I pose that question to all of you since I firmly believe that your response will indicate whether you are at peace with God, with others and with yourself.’
    • ‘They began as revolutionary or radical attempts to reconstruct the world but became increasingly conservative and at peace with the world.’
    • ‘This image is not one of a warrior with anti-imperialist ideals, but of a civilized leader at peace with the West.’
    • ‘American courts tend to recognize and protect our right to travel to and in countries at peace with us, and they have had good reason to do so.’
    • ‘Just being around her best friend made her feel much more at peace with the world.’
    • ‘It was a tolerant place, where the Orthodox Christian majority lived at peace with its small Muslim minorities (as it still does).’
    • ‘They would be at peace with each other and with non-Muslim nations.’
    • ‘Once we do that, we will be at peace with ourselves.’
    harmonious, at peace, strife-free, peaceable, conflict-free, on good terms, amicable, friendly, cordial, non-violent, unwarlike
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