be at peace

be at peace

1. To feel an overall sense of happiness and contentment. I was at peace with the world as I stared down at my infant daughter's sweet face. I hate running, but Matt is at peace when he's jogging through the woods.
2. To not be in conflict. These warring factions will finally be at peace once the armistice is signed.
3. To be free of pain and suffering, as of one who has died. As much as I miss her, I'm glad that grandma is finally at peace after such a long illness.
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be at ˈpeace


1 not be fighting: In 1945 the western world was once again at peace.
2 be calm or quiet: He’s much more at peace with himself now than he used to be.
3 (of somebody who has recently died) no longer suffering: We have to comfort ourselves with the knowledge that she’s at peace now.
See also: peace
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She points out that it is as important to be at peace with oneself as to have peace in the external environment.
Hence, colorful squares that intone: "May everyone be filled with loving kindness, may everyone be well, may everyone be at peace and happy," and even a simple breathing meditation: "I am at peace, I create peace.