peace offering

noun

Definition of peace offering

: a gift or service for the purpose of procuring peace or reconciliation

Examples of peace offering in a Sentence

After our last argument, I sent her flowers as a peace offering.
Recent Examples on the Web Huntt is handed her first joint at age ten, a peace offering from her sister Raquel, who choked her. Jasmin Hernandez, ELLE, 9 July 2022 The company’s offer was not only a peace offering, but a way to rein in the impulsive Musk, who has a penchant for making crude jokes, posting memes, and trolling people on Twitter. Scott Nover, Quartz, 11 Apr. 2022 Major League Baseball confirmed commissioner Rob Manfred gifted major league players Bose headphones on opening day as a peace offering after a bitter 99-day lockout that delayed the start of the season. Wire Reports, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Apr. 2022 After an exceptional hour, Mozart leaves us with a benediction but without the peace offering. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 His words were a peace offering, in hopes of soothing tempers after a turbulent week. Roger Robinson, Outside Online, 14 July 2021 Kurt even shows up at the Bishop home that morning with a gift—purportedly a peace offering after his arrest and subsequent release, but almost certainly just one of his many manipulative intimidation tactics. Erik Kain, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Valerie was the first to apologize, proffering a pair of dangling silver earrings as a peace offering in the waiting room of our dance studio. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 7 Dec. 2021 With their peace offering snubbed, police officers instead decided to corral the sea lion. oregonlive, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of peace offering

circa 1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peace offering was circa 1607

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Last Updated

20 Jul 2022

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“Peace offering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peace%20offering. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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