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1‘can't a man get any peace around here?’
tranquillity, calm, calmness, restfulness, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quiet, quietness, quietude, silence, soundlessness, hush, noiselessness, stillness, still
privacy, privateness, seclusion, solitude, isolation, retirement, lack of disturbance, lack of interruption, freedom from interference
2‘those who have guilty secrets rarely enjoy true peace of mind’
serenity, peacefulness, tranquillity, equanimity, calm, calmness, composure, placidity, placidness, rest, repose, ease, comfort, contentment, content, contentedness, security
bliss, joy, nirvana
3‘we pray for peace in the province’
law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, harmoniousness, accord, concord, amity, amicableness, goodwill, friendship, cordiality, non-aggression, non-violence
ceasefire, respite, lull
4‘the envoy hopes to set the seal on a lasting peace today’
treaty, truce, ceasefire, armistice, cessation of hostilities, end of hostilities, suspension of hostilities, moratorium, agreement, alliance, concord, appeasement, reconciliation
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