war vs peace

war

Definitions

verb

  1. make or wage war

noun

  1. the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
  2. an active struggle between competing entities
  3. a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
  4. a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious

Examples

At the iron railings turn left into the war memorial gardens.

Sceptics stung by that debacle may still be wary.

They could have been classed as ship-rigged sloops-of-war and were built by Thomas Fishburn in 1770 at Whitby.

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peace

Definitions

noun

  1. a treaty to cease hostilities
  2. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
  3. the general security of public places
  4. the state prevailing during the absence of war
  5. harmonious relations; freedom from disputes

Examples

The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.

In other respects, however, the implementation of the peace plan was proceeding well, according to the report.

Some people prefer a single syllable such as "peace", as it is easier to chant.

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