Phrases with "peace"

H. G. Wells And while we’re at peace we can’t raid ’em, we can’t search ’em, we can’t seize ’em. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

I spent the day at that task and felt somewhat more at peace when it was done. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

But what brocht a man o’ peace like you into this tuilzie?” “Jealousy for the honour of my God. And you? For it is less your quarrel than mine. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

He had given his name to a model Parliament. He had made peace at last with Scotland and arranged a marriage between his niece and James III’s son. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

George Gissing Michael was quick-tempered and self-willed, like myself; I took the wrong way with him, just like I had with his mother, and there was no peace till he left home. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

John Lewis Burckhard It is inhabited by Arab and Bedouin merchants, who travel in time of peace to Yemen, principally to Mokhowa, from whence they import grain, coffee-beans, and dried grapes. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

One felt at peace in his company without having any feeling of knowing him. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

We will have a good feed in peace and quietness. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

D. H. Lawrence She wanted to be beyond it all, to know the peace and innocence of age. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Fox, this modern patriarch, spoke thus to a justice of peace before a large assembly of people: “Friend, take care what thou dost; God will soon punish thee for persecuting His saints. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

Anthony Trollope She did not make one slightest endeavour towards teaching herself that after all it might be possible for her to live with the man as his companion in peace and quietness. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Hath earth deceived thee, hath passion broken thy heart after tearing it, the Church opens her arms: consecrate thy gifts to her! The Church is peace of mind. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They were living in peace and power and plenty; we were their guests, their prisoners, absolutely dependent. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Marie Corelli You cannot tamper with it, or play with it, for the sake of securing a little more temporal happiness or peace for yourself. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

In peace below the gentle waters run; The cormorants above lie basking in the sun. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

It may be”— he hesitated —“it may be that Providence sent you to me to give me back my peace of mind. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They weren’t struggling together to obtain a far-off peace and leisure—she had more of either than she could use. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

H. G. Wells There is no way out of this war process — there may be a peace of sorts but it will only lead to a recrudescence of war — except by the establishment of a new order in human affairs. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Thomas Hardy They remained in silence, the gate between them, till Jim’s convictions would apparently allow him to hold his peace no longer. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle I have no comfort or peace of mind in my own house. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

And should I disguise myself too well for the ladies’ peace of mind,” she added, laughing, “why, I’ll hand them over to you. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

The whole place breathed of peace and beauty, and Louisa Poidevin was lapped round with that pleasant sense of well-being which it was her chief desire in life never to lose. Poor Cousin Louis by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

War had made her a queen; peace brought her abdication. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry Handel Richardson You, all-powerful, and called Love!” But little by little, so stealthily that its coming was imperceptible, the ultimate peace fell: by daybreak there was nothing more to hope or fear. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Elio But tell me, did you soon find peace and strength?’ ‘Not perfect peace for a long while, but hope and trust, which is strength. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

Jonathan Swift In answer to this, let us consider the circumstances we must be in before such a peace could be obtained, if it were at all practicable. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

Rudyard Kipling But we are at peace with Spain. Where did you break your Queen’s peace?” ‘“On the sea called the Spanish Main, though ’tis no more Spanish than my doublet,” says the elder. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Willa Cather It meant rest for vegetation and men and beasts, for the ground itself; a season of long nights for sleep, leisurely breakfasts, peace by the fire. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Zona Gale St. George held his peace as they made their adieux. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Charles Dickens Ah! how soon I learnt to know that in its ceaseless going on, and in its being checked or stayed by nothing, lay its greatest kindness, and the only balm for grief and wounded peace of mind. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

When our poet arrived at Padua, Francesco di Carrara, the son of his friend Jacopo, reigned there in peace and alone. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

H. G. Wells The real war aim of a belligerent, it is more and more understood, is not merely victory, but a peace of a certain character which that belligerent desires shall arise out of that victory. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Charles Dickens My appetite vanished instantly, and I knew no peace or rest until the day arrived. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

I had come there to seek that peace which seemed to have eluded me since yesternight. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Rudyard Kipling Remembering this I held my peace till she had spoken a new law as to the control of our zenanas, and all who are behind the curtains. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Jack London Pilate was little interested in the fisherman and greatly interested in peace and order. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

G. K. Chesterton But peace and righteousness (St. John) In Roundabout can kiss, And since that’s all that’s found about The pleasant town of Roundabout, The roads they simply bound about To find out where it is. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Such peace must seem unreal when life is at impossible odds, but for Mirabell this free and open nature had always been the only true certain thing that she knew. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Thomas Hardy I am not a Hanoverian, as you know, though I entered the army as such; my country is by the Saar, and is at peace with France, and if I were once in it I should be free. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

In time of peace or truce, his thoughts were ever craftily engaged in endeavouring to find pretexts for war against his neighbours. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Edith Wharton Amherst, lighting his pipe, stretched himself contentedly among the pepper-bushes, steeped in that unreflecting peace which is shed into some hearts by communion with trees and sky. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Go; be the temple and the gods your care; Permit to men the thought of peace and war. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

John Morley His views on peace and free trade make him one of the precursors of the Manchester School. No minister was so well informed as to the threads of policy in foreign countries. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Andrew Lang This was readily granted, and the two lived in peace and happiness to the end of their lives. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang You are my destined husband, and, beloved by me, and endowed with every kind of riches and power, you shall spend the remainder of your life in peace and happiness. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jack London I came into his stormy life, not as a new perturbing force, but as one that made toward peace and repose. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Arthur Morrison So peace was declared; and, as a visible sign thereof, it was determined that the Dove–Laners should visit the Jago in a body, there to join in a sing-song at Mother Gapp’s. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

The insurrection of the Bolsheviki deals a mortal blow to the cause of national defence, and postpones immeasurably the moment of peace so greatly desired. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Up then quickly the Weders’ 3 clansmen climbed ashore, anchored their sea-wood, with armor clashing and gear of battle: God they thanked or passing in peace o’er the paths of the sea. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

H. G. Wells Practically I should never get a chance of working in peace again. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Gertrude Stein It was then that Gertrude Stein described one of the young men of the, peace commission who was holding forth, as one who knew all about the war, he had been here ever since the peace. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

R. D. Blackmore All that I pray for is peace and comfort; and little do I get of either. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Virginia Woolf Since the number of societies run directly or indirectly by Englishwomen in the cause of peace is too long to quote (see The Story of the Disarmament Declaration, p. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

The renewed phantasm of peace received again the desire that sprang in the heart of its father and lover, and throve and grew beautiful on it. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

Anthony Trollope Nevertheless, when the girls and Jack were gone, and he was left alone with Lady Ball, his mind had as yet been made up to nothing! His mother gave him no peace on this subject. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Richard Burton When the hubbub had subsided, and all sat after supper smoking the pipe of peace in the cool night air, I rejoined my companions, and found them talking, as usual, about old Shaykh Sa’ad. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Trollope But for the nonce each had come off his high horse, and for the moment there was peace between them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Galsworthy Distinguished peace clung around the old city; Jolyon promised himself a day’s sketching if the weather held. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

There is peace on the lowest rung. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson Wherever he appears in history his speech is loud, angry, and hostile; there is no peace in his life, and little tenderness; he is always sounding hopefully to the front for some rough enterprise. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

M. P. Shiel I haven’t had a moment’s peace since. The Case of Euphemia Raphash by M. P. Shiel [1895]

For all the arts of peace coal is needed; if war breaks out it is needed all the more. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

The two men were in a corner of the room, and Clancy was expostulating angrily with Hale. They held their peace when Caranby drifted near them, he saw that they were on their guard. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Begin!” “In the first place Lord Duberly resolves to resign, unless this negotiation for peace be made a Cabinet question. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Elizabeth Gaskell She evidently was rather afraid of Mr. Preston, and wished to keep at peace with him. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

William Morris Of the lord of Whiteness, Clement told that he paid tribute to him of Cheaping Knowe, rather for love of peace than for fear of him; for he was no ill lord, and free men lived well under him. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Robert Louis Stevenson Let peace abound in our small company. Prayers Written At Vailima by Robert Louis Stevenson

I knew in my soul that if I declined I should never be quite at peace in the world again. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins He tried to make his peace with Mrs. Lecount. “I always meant to do something for you,” he said, coaxingly. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

A peace that was truly permanent would be the same as a permanent war. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Then I shall have peace for a few months. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Mark Twain The peaceful face reflected somewhat of peace and healing into his own spirit, and his thoughts wandered away to bygone times and dreamy memories. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

For the sake of his father-in-law’s peace of mind, he sincerely hoped that he would never know. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Virginia Woolf To that let us add this from an airman’s life: We talked of the League of Nations and the prospects of peace and disarmament. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

The trick of arresting attention by an unexpected thesis, such as this promise of reasons for peace when everybody was dreaming of war, is an art in which Defoe has never been surpassed. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

George Meredith They will not begin by examining the ground they stand on, and questioning whether they have consciences at peace with the steps to rearward. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

William Morris Alas! fool that I was! Birdalone turned then to her bracken bed, and found it sweet and clean; and she was at rest and peace in her mind, albeit her body was exceeding weary. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell In the midst of this languid peace she was dying. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Eyvind said that he fared otherwise before, and had broken the peace of Kiarval the King, and that he should now pay for all. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

I pray you never to mention it again, if you have any regard for my peace of mind. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Wilkie Collins But this state of feeling implied an extraordinary interest in the preservation of Emily’s peace of mind. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

That Colonel Schuyler had returned, and as she could not be his wife, she was going to her aunt’s house, where she could live in peace without being forced upon a man she could not love. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Paine The recruiting the army, and procuring the supplies, are the two things most necessary to be accomplished, and a capture of either of the enemy’s divisions will restore to America peace and plenty. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Ford Madox Ford I never had a moment’s peace with your unit until you came. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Isabella Bird In the way that we are going may Thy Grace keep us, O Lord, as it kept the child David from Saul. Give us Thy mercy as we are pressing on, that we may attain to peace according to Thy will. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

D. H. Lawrence I love this chastity, which is the pause of peace of our fucking, between us now like a snowdrop of forked white fire. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells For them it was Rud’s peace that ruled in the world. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Then he made his peace with the York side and Edward made him Bishop of Ely. And vicar of God knows how many parishes besides. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope Let her come back to me, and she shall live in peace and quiet, and hear no word of reproach. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

An unusually long reign, the last forty-six years of which would seem to have been spent in peace and outward prosperity, enabled Rameses II to indulge his ruling passion without interruption. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

This would suffer him to sleep in peace to the hour of seven, which was indulgence indeed to one who habitually rose at five. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

Surely my heart is glad, O my friend, that thou and these other lords of Demonland shall now enjoy your goodly treasures and fair days in your dear native land in peace and quietness all your lives. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

G. K. Chesterton He had that rational and deliberate preference which will always to the end trouble the peace of the world, the rational and deliberate preference for a short life and a merry one. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

We shall offer peace to the peoples of all the belligerent countries upon the basis of the Soviet terms-no annexations, no indemnities, and the right of self-determination of peoples. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

For damage as great as ye have done me, in my son and in my many kinsmen, whom ye have slain, peace and pardon shall be denied you quite; it shall not boot you aught, an’ I remain alive. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Charles Dickens It was full seven years before this war ended in a treaty of peace made at Nimeguen, and its details would occupy a very considerable space. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Stop firing that machine-gun! Stop chasing whatever you’re chasing! Calm down, get your breath back, let a bit of peace seep into your bones. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

R. D. Blackmore With this disgusting peace on, and no chance of prize-money, and plenty in their pockets for a good spell ashore, blue-jackets will be scarce when Sir Duncan Yordas sails. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Meredith There’s no end to it; there never will be till you’re married: and no peace for me! I hope I shan’t find myself with a cold tomorrow. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

On being told of this, the old money-lender has no peace of mind, fearing the King will take all his treasure, and ultimately cuts his own throat. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Abraham Merri Now you and I shall dwell together in peace — sister. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

No more could be discovered, but it was difficult to sleep in peace after such an apparition. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

W. H. Hudson The result of their efforts has restored my peace of mind. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Radclyffe Hall A deep sense of peace enveloped her; Elizabeth felt it too, and they sat very often with clasped hands without speaking, for now their silence drew them closer together than words would have done. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

It spoke not of the miseries of passion, but offered a bright view of lengthened days of peace and contentedness. Lodore by Mary Shelley

I did not enjoy that walk, for I kept puzzling over the motor-boat, and I could not shake off the feeling that something was beginning to flaw the peace of the island. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

D. H. Lawrence The day of peace and oneness is over, the day of the great fight into multifariousness is at hand. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Elizabeth Gaskell Thou’lt have no peace of thy life. Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras by Elizabeth Gaskell [1847]

William Morris Faithfully and merrily then shall all men keep the holidays of the Church in peace of body and joy of heart. A Dream of John Ball by William Morris [1888]

And peace came back and the deep wound in my life healed. The Lowest Rung by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Virginia Woolf The quiet and peace seemed to lap his body in a fine cool sheet, soothing every nerve; his mind seemed once more to expand, and become natural. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

George Gissing In those brief intervals of peace his countenance expressed an absorbing reverence, a profound humility. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Henry Handel Richardson Thereafter Mary left him in peace on the back verandah, and sought to waylay Tilly, whose main idea of hospitality — poor old Tilly! — was continually to be bothering him with something to eat. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton The conjecture flashed through her: “Should I be at peace if I gave him up?” and she remembered the desolation of the days after she had sent him away, and understood that that hope was vain. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Algernon Blackwood Even the remorse and regret had long since failed to disturb my peace of mind, causing me no anxiety, much less pain. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

But peace was forbidden me, for I learned that we Russians had to win back our fatherland again and that the weakest must work in that cause. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Robert Green Ingersoll But all the inquisitors died with the white hands of peace folded over the breast of piety. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Sir Richard Burton However, he continued patiently to humble himself, and soothe her and speak her fair, till he made his peace with her, and they lay together that night. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Caroline Lamb I will sing for you the song of my own native land, of peace and joy, which never more must be mine. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

I, a humble priest, the unworthy instrument of God’s grace, call upon you to bring him a peace which my ministrations cannot give. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

You never talked about it in peace time, and you shunned the theatrical ways of the Teuton. But you had the wires laid good and sure. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Jonathan Swift When the war is once undertaken, none of the parties shall have the liberty to enter upon a treaty of peace with the enemy but jointly and in concert with the other. On the Conduct of the Allies by Jonathan Swift [1711]

I cannot leave in peace until you do. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

D. H. Lawrence Meanwhile another infant was coming, fruit of this little peace and tenderness between the separating parents. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells The answer to the criticism that world peace will release men from service is, that world peace is itself a service. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Under these circumstances one might have supposed that they would desire to end their days in peace and quietness. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Mark Twain It was the cool gray dawn, and there was a delicious sense of repose and peace in the deep pervading calm and silence of the woods. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The few persons passing along the Rue Vineuse paused with a smile of tender emotion before this sunny garden where the little body lay at peace amongst the flowers. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Elizabeth Gaskell I saw they did not like my question, so I held my peace till I was with Dorothy alone, when I knew I could get a good deal out of her. The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Yet the sense of peace and serenity that had then given especial loveliness to the maiden’s chamber on that night, was there still with the young widow. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Caroline Lamb He felt, he saw, that the peace of her mind, was gone for ever, and he rejoiced in the thought. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

So he tended the convalescent’s couch with a quiet devotion that touched the sinner very deeply, and there was a peace between those two which had in it something almost sacred. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Niccolo Machiavelli So that it appears to me that there is a long time of peace for everyone. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

William Morris They stood and gazed down at it for a minute or two, and though all were at peace there, yet to Walter, at least, it seemed strange and awful. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

For a short time it appeared that the matter was happily settled — that Mountjoy was the deus ex machina who would bring peace not only to Ireland but to Whitehall. But again the wind shifted. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

She was now at peace with the world, and disposed to view its follies charitably. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins No, dear friend, in the interests of peace and quietness, positively No!” “I am to understand, then, that you hold by the determination expressed in your letter?” “Yes, please. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Meredith The soldier in peace is a citizen, etc. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edith Wharton The quiet weeks at Oubli had been a sort of truce of God, a magic interval of peace which neither ventured to disturb. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

I shall give all these little people peace because they believe in me. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

The boys’ mother comes out of sanctuary and makes her peace with Richard. The girls resume their court life. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf Messages of peace breathed from the sea to the shore. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Anthony Hope I was no nearer to reading his decision, though I saw that he had reached a resolution that was immovable and gave peace to his soul. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

But with a nature that sought for peace before all things, in this very worst of its aggravations was found a morbid cure—the effectual temptation to wilful blindness and forgetfulness. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

James Hogg My precious journal is lost! consigned to the flames! My enemy hath found me out, and there is no hope of peace or rest for me on this side the grave. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

I think it is deemed good that you two should live in peace and be happy — not as angels, but as few are happy amongst mortals. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

He would go back and have ordinary Sunday lunch with Aunt Lin and be again Robert Blair of Blair, Hayward, and Bennet, equable and tolerant and at peace with his world. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Louisa May Alcott A sad eclipse of the serene soul, a sharp struggle of the young life with death, but both were mercifully brief, and then the natural rebellion over, the old peace returned more beautiful than ever. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Wilkie Collins My friendly interference might be of serious importance to Cristel’s peace of mind — perhaps even to her personal safety as well. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

E. F. Benson It seemed likely that, in this absence of aggressive acts, both antagonists were waiting till the season of peace and good will was comfortably over and then they would begin again. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle It needed but a posse of peace officers at my heels to make up a brave string of us, catch-who-catch-can, like the game the lads play on the village green. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Meredith Perhaps, for the sake of peace . The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

He occupied the shop as long as he could make peace with the landlord, and when he could no longer live in quiet, he very coolly locked the door, and bolted himself. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

No peace unless you give in entirely—no terms—no half-way house, no nothing except unconditional surrender. The Stars in their Courses by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Robert Burns Since thou in all thy youth and charms, Must bid the world adieu, (A world ’gainst peace in constant arms) To join the friendly few. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

John Galsworthy No, on the whole, he didn’t think she’d be as unreasonable as that; but he continued to combat his desire for peace and quietness at so considerable a price. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

William Godwin He was in consequence removed to preside over the abbey of St. Jacques in Wurtzburg in 1506, where he died in tranquillity and peace in 1516. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Leon Trotsky The diplomatic department, with the exception of the Brest-Litovsk peace negotiations, took very little of my time. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Willa Cather They seemed to challenge her; she had no peace until she mastered them. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

It was impossible to get a moment's peace or rest from the attacks of the flies; the pests kept eating into our eyes, which were already bad enough. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Walter Scott The opinion of Bohemond, from his long intercourse, both in peace and war, with the Grecian Emperor, gave him great influence with the other crusaders, and Count Robert yielded to his advice. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

But it has this effect, Johnny — it sends us home with a feeling of peace in our hearts. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

His peace of mind at once returned; and it was in a very important and somewhat husky tone that he delivered the order for Lecoq to follow him without a minute’s delay. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

In the end peace was proclaimed and the delighted natives greeted him uproariously with the title of Lamula ‘m Kunzi (Separator of the Fighting Bulls). Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Bram Stoker There was a smile on her face, and it was evident that no bad dreams had come to disturb her peace of mind. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

William Morris He held his peace awhile, and then he said in a voice as of an angry man: “What, Arnold! and did he die in his bed, or how? for he was neither old nor ailing when we parted. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

D. H. Lawrence Her whole nature was at peace in the service of real masters or mistresses. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Joseph Furphy My immunity from the former might be difficult to account for, but my exemption from the latter may, I think, be attributed to the operation of a mind at peace with all below. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Meredith She had eaten; and she might be the worse for it; but she was raised to a height that would not let her look with envy upon peace and comfort. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

I have not very long to live, and I want to feel myself at peace with mankind. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It was as an opiate for her longings for freedom and soothed and calmed her as if it were the end of everything, and she would soon sleep in peace and be mindful of her sufferings no more. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Richard Burton Whenever peace is concluded, they must pay for victory. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Pact of peace they plighted further on both sides firmly. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

Il hem dillah, thanks to heaven, we eat our bread in peace under the Pasha’s shade, and put our caps on one side without fear. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Arnold Bennett Her life had been convulsed and overthrown by the hazard of destiny, and she could have no peace now until she had repaired and reestablished it. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

H. G. Wells But before the exodus to peace and freedom could be achieved, such scattered flashes of understanding had to ignite a steadier illumination. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

John Galsworthy And out there the Germans were breaking through! A sort of prayer went up from him while he sat in the utter peace of the mild day. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

When peace at last came to me again I was confident the dark chapters of my life were closed from the prying eyes of the world for ever. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Beyond a few rose leaves scattered on the floor, the room was a scene of peace and quiet luxury. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Then we would have gone to South America and have lived in peace on no end of money. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Henry Kingsley I am at peace with all the world. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Still he held on, till the Embankment broke before him with the sudden peace of space, and he leant against the parapet, panting and sick with pain, but free from the tyranny of the houses. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

The writer did not touch on the firmer peace of those whose belief dispenses with purgatory altogether: but I thought of this; and, on the whole, preferred the latter doctrine as the most consolatory. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Andrew Lang And whenever he subdued a fresh kingdom, he only granted peace on condition that the king should deliver him one of his sons for ten years’ service. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Olaf Stapledon Indeed, Spinoza may be regarded as the outstanding example of the true philosophic temper which combines courageous but reasonable action with unshakable detachment and peace of mind. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Instead, he would be enjoying his ill-gotten gains in peace and security and, perhaps, never do another day’s work in his life. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Thomas Hobbes For doctrine repugnant to peace can no more be true, than peace and concord can be against the law of nature. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Meredith Toss your heart up with the lark, Foot at peace with mouse and worm, Fair you fare. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

He did not believe in the possibility of peace between Spain and England; but he was unwilling to take a part in those negotiations; it was useless — the Father and the Son alone were listened to. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Oscar Wilde His love of Sybil, however, dominated every other emotion, and the consciousness that he had done his duty gave him peace and comfort. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde [1887]

James Anthony Froude These breathings of peace he regarded as the immediate voice of his Saviour. Alas! the respite was but short. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

E. T. A. Hoffmann You don’t know that my unfortunate brother — yes, I will not call him anything worse than unfortunate — that, like a spirit of evil, he crosses my path everywhere, ruining my peace of mind. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

H.P. Lovecraft Later peace was made, and the new lands were given to the Cthulhu spawn whilst the Old Ones held the sea and the older lands. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Robert Green Ingersoll And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Winter was at hand, and the woods were transfigured with a passing glory, like the faces of those who depart in peace when death draws nigh. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

My orisons consist in peace and good will, in resignation and hope. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Andrew Lang Leave me in peace with my turkeys, which I like far better than all your fine gifts. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

At war with herself, she could not give to others that feeling of peace which was not her own. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Anthony Trollope He hardly knew what it was that he longed to say, but yet he felt that he could not die in peace without expressing to the fair creature who sat beside him the gratitude he felt for her tender care. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope For a time Aunt Emmeline had almost taken her niece’s part, feeling that she might, best bring things back to a condition of peace in this manner. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope