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Word of the Day: Peace

November 18, 2016
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I am reminded of a quote from the 1993 book by Mary Rose O’Reilly, The Peaceable Classroom.

“Is it possible to teach English so that people stop killing dove_peaceeach other?”

I  have always believed I could teach this way, and I still believe I (we) can.

PEACE

1: a state of tranquillity or quiet:

as

a: freedom from civil disturbance

b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3: harmony in personal relations

4:

a:  a state or period of mutual concord between governments

b:  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity

  1. —used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

    –at peace

    :  in a state of concord or tranquillity

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peace

 

Peace!

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