Definitions

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  • adjective freeing from fear and anxiety.

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  • verb Present participle of pacify.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Once Uriyangkhadai succeeded in pacifying local resistance in Yunnan, Mongke started a full-scale war.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • How will the world see us if we succeed in pacifying Vietnam but fail to pacify Chicago?

    Idealism & Practicality

  • How will the world see us if we succeed in pacifying Vietnam but fail to pacify Chicago?

    Idealism & Practicality

  • Any delay in pacifying Iraq's most troublesome cities, however, could alter the dynamics of a different election -- the one in January, when Iraqis are to elect members of a national assembly.

    Panic is passe...

  • Any delay in pacifying Iraq's most troublesome cities, however, could alter the dynamics of a different election -- the one in January, when Iraqis are to elect members of a national assembly.

    Quote of the Day

  • Any delay in pacifying Iraq's most troublesome cities, however, could alter the dynamics of a different election -- the one in January, when Iraqis are to elect members of a national assembly.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Any delay in pacifying Iraq's most troublesome cities, however, could alter the dynamics of a different election -- the one in January, when Iraqis are to elect members of a national assembly.

    Sic 'em, John!

  • It would appear that the government has opted to sacrifice transformation for short-term pacifying of white civil servants.

    Mayibuye Editorial

  • If he heard Delmare scolding, Ralph would grasp the first pretext that came to his mind to go to him, and would succeed in pacifying him or diverting his thoughts without ever allowing him to suspect that such was his purpose.

    Indiana

  • The success of the surge in pacifying Iraq has been so swift and decisive that it’s easy to forget how difficult it was to find the right general, choose the right strategy, and muster the political will to implement it.

    Iraq

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  • My adjectival use: 'A continually pacifying parent may need to learn how to discipline.'

    August 23, 2011