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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peaceably, pacificallyadverb

    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"


  1. peaceablyadverb

    In a peaceable manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Peaceablyadverb

    Etymology: from peaceable.

    To his crown, she him restor’d,
    n which he dy’d, made ripe for death by eld,
    And after will’d it should to her remain,
    Who peaceably the same long time did weld. Fa. Queen.

    The balance of power was provided for, else Pisistratus could never have governed so peaceably, without changing any of Solon’s laws. Jonathan Swift.

    The pangs of death do make him grin;
    Disturb him not, let him pass peaceably. William Shakespeare.


  1. peaceably

    Peaceably refers to a manner of acting or living that is calm, non-violent, free from disturbance, strife, or conflict. It means without aggression, harm or disruption, generally promoting peace and harmony. In a law context, it can refer to actions that comply with public order and respect other people's rights.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peaceably in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peaceably in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of peaceably in a Sentence

  1. James Dickey:

    After allowing tens of thousands of protesters to peaceably assemble in the same city, in the same area, without any of the safety precautions and measures we have taken, he is seeking to deny a political Party's critical electoral function that should be equally protected under the constitution.

  2. Clyde Kluckhohn:

    Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together

  3. George Orwell, (attributed):

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  4. Ken Peters:

    You have a billion-dollar industry suing local church pastors that arent wealthy at all, for singing and peaceably assembly, weve been running for two years. Weve never been cited. Wedont cause destruction. We dont loot. We dont riot. We literally go to Planned Parenthood and we hold church once a month.

  5. Mike Pences:

    North Korean soldiers're going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience. But North Korean soldiers're going to redouble North Korean soldiers efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. North Korean soldiers hope is that North Korean soldiers can resolve this issue peaceably.

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