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tranquillity

or tranquility

[trang-kwil-i-tee] /træŋˈkwɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.
Origin of tranquillity
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English tranquillite < Latin tranquillitās. See tranquil, -ity
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  • The tranquillity of entire subjugation followed these events in the province.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • I told him that in all probability you had just secured the tranquillity of his reign.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • 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
  • It should be evident which party is doing the most to bring about tranquillity.

    The Cattle-Baron's Daughter Harold Bindloss
  • The tranquillity which had followed the advance to Berber was as opportune as it was unexpected.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • The one thing he wished for was rest, tranquillity, and freedom.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • I said, with a tranquillity that seemed to add to their irritation.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • "To preserve the tranquillity of the city," explains Count Rostopchin.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for tranquillity

tranquillity

/træŋˈkwɪlɪtɪ/
noun
1.
a state of calm or quietude
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