a measure of peace

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Alex Coseff

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please, does the phrase measure of ...in the context below imply that Max has understood what peace is like (when coming to the N.M.)?

Many thanks.G.M.Malliet: Wicked autumn
"A former MI5 agent turned Anglican priest, he thought he'd found a measure of peace in the idylic village of Nether Monkslip - until murder invaded his Garden of Eden."
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    American English
    It means he's found a degree of peace -- not complete peace, but a peace of sorts.

    measure: degree or extent (often in phrases such as in some measure, in a measure, etc): they gave him a measure of freedom
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