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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peaceable  \Peace"a*ble\,  a.  [OE.  peisible,  F.  paisible.] 
  Begin  in  or  at  peace;  tranquil;  quiet;  free  from  or  not 
  disposed  to  war,  disorder,  or  excitement;  not  quarrelsome. 
  --  {Peace"a*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Peace"a*bly},  adv 
 
  Syn:  Peaceful;  pacific;  tranquil;  quiet;  mild;  undisturbed; 
  serene;  still 
 
  Usage:  {Peaceable},  {Peaceful}.  Peaceable  describes  the  state 
  of  an  individual,  nation,  etc.,  in  reference  to 
  external  hostility,  attack,  etc.;  peaceful,  in  respect 
  to  internal  disturbance.  The  former  denotes  ``in  the 
  spirit  of  peace;''  latter;  ``in  the  possession  or 
  enjoyment  of  peace.''  A  peaceable  adjustment  of 
  difficulties;  a  peaceful  life,  scene. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  peaceably 
  adv  :  in  a  peaceable  manner;  "the  tenant  paying  the  rent  hereby 
  reserved  and  performing  the  several  covenants  herein  on 
  his  part  contained  shall  peaceably  hold  and  enjoy  the 
  demised  premises"  [syn:  {pacifically}] 




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