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Piece vs peace

Piece and peace are two words that are pronounced in the same way but have different definitions and different spellings. We will look at the meanings of piece and peace, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.

The word piece means a portion of something, an individual portion or section of a larger item or set of things. Piece may mean a financial portion, a game marker in a board game or in North America, a firearm. Piece may also refer to an artistic composition. Used as a transitive verb, which is a verb that takes an object, piece means to assemble something by putting its parts together, to patch something. The word piece is derived from the Old French word piece which means a portion, a small part of something or a coin.

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Peace means tranquility, freedom from war or other disturbance, a state of calm. The word peace is derived from the Latin word pacem which means a peace treaty, an agreement, tranquility.

Examples

“I’m very excited because we’re getting closer to possible seeing in person some pieces from this famous plane returned home here to Tulsa,” said Gray. (Tulsa World)

“One of them ended up purchasing the exact piece that was listed on the site, and for the other client, our trade concierge was able to go out to our network of dealers and source an additional piece that they had as a pocket listing, something that might not have been listed on our site,” says Sarah Liebel, head of the 1stdibs Trade Program. (Architectural Digest)

Syrian government and opposition delegates to peace talks in Geneva on Saturday warned of the impact on negotiations after a day of violence in Syria that included suicide bombings and missile strikes by the air force. (The Canberra Times)

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