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  1. yervand
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    man for peace

    Can one say 'I am a man for peace' meaning 'I am a man who wants peace', 'I am a man who is for peace?'
    Can one say 'I am a man for reconciliation' meaning 'I am a man who wants reconciliation', 'I am a man who is for reconciliation?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by yervand View Post
    Can one say 'I am a man for peace' meaning 'I am a man who wants peace', 'I am a man who is for peace?'
    Can one say 'I am a man for reconciliation' meaning 'I am a man who wants reconciliation', 'I am a man who is for reconciliation?'
    You could, but it would be better as "I am for peace" or "I am for reconciliation".

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    Re: man for peace

    Or I am a man of peace

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    Or I am a man of peace
    Didn't Churchill say that about Chamberlain at Chamberlain's funeral?

    He was a man of peace.

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    Re: man for peace

    Who? Churchill or Chamberlain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Who? Churchill or Chamberlain?
    Chamberlain. That's what the phrase "about Chamberlain" meant.

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    I was trying to be sarcastic, no one in their right mind would describe Churchill as a peacemonger

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    I was trying to be sarcastic, no one in their right mind would describe Churchill as a peacemonger
    In the end, Churchill's peace was far better than the one Chamberlain was seeking.

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    Possibly

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    Re: man for peace

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Possibly
    From the movie "First Knight": Sometimes there is a peace that can only be found on the other side of war.

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