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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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Examples from the Web for tranquillity
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  • She has, at length, recovered peace of mind and tranquillity of conscience.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Detesting, as I did, tranquillity, I used to send my man-servant to copy the telegrams.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Fandor found it almost impossible to recover his tranquillity of mind.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • And the apparent ignorance and tranquillity in which he found Constance completed his dismay.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • Her tranquillity, her happiness only, were of any consequence, the rest did not matter.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • There is no halt to be looked for, no tranquillity in renunciation and wilful blindness.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • He was too cowardly, too voluptuous to risk his tranquillity.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • They pretended they desired this tranquillity, and somnolence of their hearts.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for tranquillity

tranquillity

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