a measure of peace

Alex Coseff

Senior Member

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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