break the peace

See: battle, brawl, fight
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She was naturally of a gay, lively and peace-loving disposition, but from continual failures and misfortunes she had come to desire so /keenly/ that all should live in peace and joy and should not /dare/ to break the peace, that the slightest jar, the smallest disaster reduced her almost to frenzy, and she would pass in an instant from the brightest hopes and fancies to cursing her fate and raving, and knocking her head against the wall.
The Americans who assured their client state that they would never permit the Communists to break the peace agreement that had allowed them to withdraw from an unpopular war then looked on while the North Vietnamese rolled over it in their latest Soviet tanks.
But, that aside, let me say that I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we've made here today.
In asking for such condign punishment, Syria was invoking the UN Charter, which gives the Security Council the right to impose such severe penalties upon nations that threaten to break the peace.
Since 1978, Israel has enjoyed relative perimeter security: The Sinai Peninsula separated Israel from Egypt, whose government had no desire to break the peace.
Section 144 is imposed to ensure peace, but in this case, it was imposed to break the peace.
No one could imagine a peaceful island, like Utoeya, to be the subject of a hate crime, but that's exactly why the attacker targeted the place, to break the peace," Saima-Iren says.
Cairo's liberals admit that the expected big winner will be the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks to forge an Islamic regime and break the peace treaty with Israel.
Ansar Burney an internationally renowned Peace and human rights activist has termed the Talibanisation and Al-Qaueda a conspiracy to break the Peace in the entire region, and urged the patriotic Pakistanis and national security agencies to stop the soaring Talibanisation before it could be too late.
Lizard Now and then a lizard balancing on the wall would break the peace of our back yard.
As he gazed over one of the estate's lakes, toward the distant vista of Garth mountain, and with just the sound of carp slipping to the surface of the pond to break the peace, he said, 'It's going to be a wrench because of all of this we've created but we need to pass it onto someone else now.