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[puh-sif-ik-lee] /pəˈsɪf ɪk li/
peaceably, mildly, calmly, or quietly.
Origin of pacifically
1785-95; obsolete pacifical pacific (see pacific-al1) + -ly, Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • John Sargent laid a pacifically detaining hand on Nahum Beals's arm as he strode past him.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • "I tell you I 'id the pipe back o' barracks," said Jakin pacifically.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • Then Weary became aware of Patsy and his wrath, and turned to him pacifically.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • "Loads of horses and cars up there, my dear," Rachael said pacifically.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • "Some folks got good rickaleckshum an' some folks got bad," he said, pacifically.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • Suppose we compromise,” suggested the president, pacifically, “and say the 25th.

  • "Nothing much, so far as I can see," replied Mollenhauer, pacifically.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • "Well, here are three guineas," he said pacifically, offering them.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • "Gussie has improved wonderful," replied Mrs. Jackson pacifically.

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • He made a pacifically courteous gesture toward one of the chairs, which stood by an end of the desk.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana

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