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‘Peace’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Peace’ as a noun.


“I feel that there are goodness, peace, and truth, wherever Agnes is.”

From ‘David Copperfield’, by Charles Dickens.


He said that the British Navy was a bigger menace to the peace of the world than the Kaiser’s army.

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.


“I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within the reach of my influence.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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“We should be laughed out of court if we came with such a story and such evidence.”

From ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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