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Peace vs Presence - What's the difference?

peace | presence |

As nouns the difference between peace and presence

is that peace is a state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony; absence of violence for instance, a state free from civil disturbance while presence is presence.

As an interjection peace

is (archaic) shut up!]], [[silence|silence!; be quiet, be silent.

As a verb peace

is (neologism) to make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.




  • A state of tranquility, quiet, and harmony; absence of violence. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance.
  • * 2001 , Carol Stream, Unshaken
  • Naomi boasted in nothing but the God of Israel. And she found peace even in the midst of chaos when she went to Him in prayer.
  • A state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
  • Harmony in personal relations.
  • A state free of war, in particular war between different countries.
  • * 1969 March 31, (John Lennon), Bagism Press Conference at Sacher Hotel, Vienna
  • Now, a lot of cynics have said, “Oh, it’s easy to sit in bed for seven days,” but I’d like some of them to try it, and talk for seven days about peace'. All we’re saying is give ' peace a chance.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.


    * (l) * See also


    * disruption * war * violence

    Derived terms

    * at peace * breach of the peace * hold one's peace * in peace * inner peace * Justice of the Peace * keep one's peace * keep the peace * kiss of peace * make peace * peaceable * peace and quiet * peace be upon him/PBUH * peace be with you * peace bond * peacebreaker * peacebuilding * Peace Corps * peace dividend * peace for our time * peaceful * peacekeeper * peacekeeping * peaceless * peacelessness * peace lily * peace-loving * peacemaker * peace march * peacemaker * peacemonger * peacenik * peace of mind * peace offering * peace out * peace pipe * peace process * peace sign * peacetime * peace treaty * Prince of Peace * rest in peace * world peace (peace)


    (en interjection)
  • (archaic) Shut up!]], [[silence, silence!; be quiet, be silent.
  • * Mark Twain
  • "Peace , my lord, thou utterest treason! Hast forgot the king's command? Remember I am party to thy crime, if I but listen."
  • (slang) Shortened form of peace out; goodbye.
  • Verb

  • (neologism) To make peace; to put at peace; to be at peace.
  • * 1997 , Yusuf Jah, Shah'Keyah Jah, Uprising , page 49:
  • Within every hood they have to be peacing with themselves. Then when you're living in peace with yourself, [...]
  • * 2006 , Wayne Grady, Bringing back the dodo: lessons in natural and unnatural history :
  • In another northern species, ptarmigan, such a see-saw pattern between warring and peacing has indeed been observed by researchers.





    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


    (en noun)
  • The fact or condition of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand.
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • The part of space within one's immediate vicinity.
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  • A quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his audience.
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  • Something (as a spirit) felt or believed to be present.
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  • A company's business activity in a particular market.
  • The state of being closely focused on the here and now, not distracted by irrelevant thoughts
  • Antonyms

    * absence

    Derived terms

    * compresence * copresence * presence of mind * real presence * stage presence


  • (philosophy) To make or become present.
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  • * 1985 , David Edward Shaner, The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism: A Phenomenological Study of K?kai and D?gen , page 59,
  • Within a completely neutral horizon, the primordial continuous stream of experience is presenced' without interruption. As this time, the past and future have no meaning apart from the now in which they are ' presenced .
  • * 1998 , H. Peter Steeves, Founding Community: A Phenomenological-Ethical Inquiry , page 59,
  • Just as the bread and butter can be presenced as more than just the bread and the butter, so baking a loaf of bread can be more than just the baking, the baker, and the bread.
  • * 2005 , James Phillips, Heidegger's Volk: Between National Socialism and Poetry , Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804750718 (paperback), page 118,
  • From the overtaxing of the regime's paranoiac classifications and monitoring of the social field, Heidegger was to await in vain the presencing of that which is present, the revelation of the Being of beings in its precedence to governmental control.
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