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peaceful coexistence

noun

  1. competition without war, or a policy of peace between nations of widely differing political systems and ideologies, especially between Communist and non-Communist nations:

    peaceful coexistence between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of peaceful coexistence1

1915–20; often as translation of Russian mírnoe sosushchestvovánie
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Example Sentences

By emphasizing peaceful coexistence between newly arrived English migrants and already settled Wampanoags, annual celebrations of Thanksgiving have, perhaps unintentionally, minimized the violence inherent in colonization.

From Time

Now, a dramatic new approach pioneered by local conservationists and villagers is upending that seemingly irreconcilable tension, using Buddhist principles to turn enmity into peaceful coexistence.

From Ozy

This makes peaceful coexistence difficult, if not impossible.

In 1968 the Bulgarian media openly denounced the concept of peaceful coexistence with the West.

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