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or tranquility

[trang-kwil-i-tee] /træŋˈkwɪl ɪ ti/
quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.
Origin of tranquillity
1325-75; Middle English tranquillite < Latin tranquillitās. See tranquil, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The tranquillity of entire subjugation followed these events in the province.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • She has, at length, recovered peace of mind and tranquillity of conscience.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Seneca was a Stoic, and taught self-control, tranquillity of mind, and contempt for the changes of fortune.

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • And the apparent ignorance and tranquillity in which he found Constance completed his dismay.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • The tranquillity which had followed the advance to Berber was as opportune as it was unexpected.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • He was too cowardly, too voluptuous to risk his tranquillity.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • I said, with a tranquillity that seemed to add to their irritation.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • They pretended they desired this tranquillity, and somnolence of their hearts.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for tranquillity


a state of calm or quietude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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