Definition of 'peacetime'
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You cannot fight wars on a peacetime budget. The Sun (2009)The biggest debt in our peacetime history. The Sun (2009)This is particularly likely in peacetime coalitions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We face the highest peacetime deficit in our history. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They want more detail about plans to tackle a record peacetime deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His family claim he was another wretched victim of one of the most deadly maritime disasters in peacetime history. The Sun (2010)Yes, we are at war with a peacetime mentality. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It should guarantee the freedom of the seas to all nations, in war as in peacetime. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)But humans have been obsessed by burrowing, in peacetime as in war. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A large peacetime standing army was unpopular with the political nation. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)He inherited an economy in dreadful shape and with a record peacetime budget deficit, which is on the way back to health. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seems the Chancellor has taken time out from tackling the biggest deficit in our peacetime history to go on the rampage against wonky heating. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sport, it is a cliché to observe, is a peacetime substitute for war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He added: 'You cannot run wartime activities on peacetime budgets. The Sun (2007)He will argue leaving means throwing away more power than any nation has in'human peacetime history '. The Sun (2016)There is no modern manual for peacetime coalitions, the likes of which we have not seen for more than 80 years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As we know, there are far fewer blockbuster films being made these days than at any time in cinema's peacetime history. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Today we publish a letter from leading economists calling for a credible plan to reduce the largest budget deficit in Britain's peacetime history. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'peacetime'
British English: peacetime NOUN
Peacetime is a period of time during which a country is not at war.
We could afford to reduce defense spending in peacetime without excessive risk.
- American English: peacetime
- Brazilian Portuguese: tempo de paz
- Chinese: 和平时期
- European Spanish: periodo de paz
- French: temps de paix
- German: Friedenszeiten
- Italian: tempo di pace
- Japanese: 平時
- Korean: 평화로운 시기
- European Portuguese: tempo de paz
- Spanish: tiempo de paz
Definition of peacetime from the Collins English Dictionary
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