from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a calm or quiet manner.
- adv. In a soothing manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a pacific manner; peaceably; peacefully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a peaceable manner
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I have told these people: try blocking Pennsylvania Avenue with trash to protest "pacifically" against the US government.
How "pacifically" the labor movement that originated in France in 1848, and spread throughout Europe, was likely to proceed, we may judge by its constant outbreaks kindred to the recent bomb-throwing in Paris.
She used to say it all the time, even extending the word into 'pacifically' when she meant 'specifically'.
Good to see "pacifically" featuring heavily here too.
I have told these people: try blocking Pennsylvania Av. with trash to protest "pacifically" against the US government.
Venezuela is a place where "pacifically" blocking a highway to protest against the government is considered a right protected by the Constitution.
Exhibit B: when people say 'pacifically' when they mean 'specifically'.
At home I am embroiled in at least eight different email arguments with friends who saw thesketch in last week's episode of That Mitchell And Webb Look, in which a man shot his colleagues forpronouncing "specifically" "pacifically"'and so on, and have remained overexcited ever since.
"Well, let us not fall into a dispute over him," said Lady Hester pacifically.
It is surprising to see how Venezuela's popular dictatorship has been installed democratically and pacifically in Venezuela.
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