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be at peace

1. To feel an overall sense of contentment or acceptance of a situation. 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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What is important today is that, having worked hard all my life from the very minute I got into the public service till this point, I am now beginning to appreciate the beauty of being at peace with myself, the beauty of being able to decide that I am not going anywhere today, the beauty of choosing which reception to attend and the one not to attend.