Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make peaceable; free from disturbance or violence; give peace to.
“Armand Carrel endeavored to pacificate, but the effort failed.”
“For a few seconds he lay still, and then he began to squirm along the ground towards us, a few inches at a time, stopping every now and again to bleat and gurgle with that curious, crooning note which he appeared to think would pacificate the object of his overtures.”
“I hope Monsieur Pujol will visit us also in our country home, when we get back," said Mrs. Errington with intent to pacificate.”
“When, in the autumn of 1884, an expedition was sent to Bechuanaland under Sir C.arles Warren, to expel the filibusters who had raided the territory, to pacificate the country, and to reinstate the natives, a balloon detachment under Major Elsdale and C.ptain F.C. Trollope, of the Grenadier Guards, attached to the Royal Engineers, was included in the expedition.”
“As a Senator, the purpose of General Ransom has been to develope his State and the South, and to pacificate the country.”
“If there is any thing to pacificate I am in favor of pacification, but in favor of it according to the Constitution.”
A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention For Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Held at Washington, D.C., in February, A.D. 1861
“He who doubts the influence of the individual upon the fate of a country and upon his times through long passages of history may explain the difference between France of 1609, with a martial king aided by great statesmen at its head, with an exchequer overflowing with revenue hoarded for a great cause -- and that cause an attempt at least to pacificate”
“France and Europe divided between Catholics and Protestants, whom he aspired to pacificate.”
“And when La Rochelle fell before those measures to which Schomberg and Bassompierre were compelled to bow, he said to the king, 'Sire, I am no prophet, but I assure your majesty that if you will condescend to act as I advise you, you will pacificate Italy in the month of May, subjugate Languedoc in the month of July, and be on your return in the month of August.”
“I have come to bring you the means of treating for it, and concluding independently of the Hollanders, unworthy of the king's kindnesses and of the honor he has so often done them of applying to them to pacificate”
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