peace and quiet


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peace and quiet

Tranquillity and freedom from disturbance. This phrase's redundancy- quiet here does not mean "lack of sound" but "peacefulness"-gives added emphasis. It often is used in wishes for this condition, as in All I want is a little peace and quiet. [Mid-1800s]
See also: and, peace, quiet
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When there is no pain I have perfect peace and quiet.
If I HAD kept it from you, Ma, you may be sure it would have been for your peace and quiet, and for the good of the young men, and in my best discharge of my duty according to my lights.
The top answer when asked what they most want is a bit of peace and quiet.
Her mum Edith said: "My daughter came back for peace and quiet, but some people are being very nasty to her.
The Right to Peace and Quiet Campaign was replaced by Noise Network in 1996.
It's the peace and quiet, and you're on top of the mountain so the view is spectacular,'' she said.
RURAL campaigners today launched a bid to protect the peace and quiet of the English countryside.
Assistant director Tony Burton said: "As rural tranquillity is shattered and it becomes ever harder to find peace and quiet in the countryside near to towns, so the quality of life of the nation is diminished.
According to the third annual America Online and Travel + Leisure Magazine survey of "America's Favorite Cities," travelers love Santa Fe for its environment, citing the city's peace and quiet as the best in the country.
While I enjoy the semi-urban hiking experience, which combines rustic trails with cityscape vistas, there are times when my soul yearns for the peace and quiet that can't really be found so readily in a canyon off Pacific Coast Highway or a hillside outside Glendale.
Couples seeking a weekend of peace and quiet might be pleased to hear that the inn allows no guests under age 15 - ostensibly because of liability issues related to the pool.
TWO dozen Sun Valley residents soon will be enjoying some peace and quiet after a soundproofing program is completed.
Near the top of most lists would be some well deserved peace and quiet.
Talking to the media in the VIP tent before the parade began, Arnold said his holiday wish this year is for ``some peace and quiet, just mellow, no lawyers, no restraining orders.
In the San Fernando Valley, threats to peace and quiet aren't taken lightly.
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