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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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  • "I tell you I 'id the pipe back o' barracks," said Jakin pacifically.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • "Gussie has improved wonderful," replied Mrs. Jackson pacifically.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart
  • "We have left you a couple of eggs," observed R—— pacifically.

  • "Loads of horses and cars up there, my dear," Rachael said pacifically.

    The Heart of Rachael Kathleen Norris
  • Suppose we compromise,” suggested the president, pacifically, “and say the 25th.

  • "Well, here are three guineas," he said pacifically, offering them.

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • "He was not hired for that sort of work, Albert," the old man said, pacifically.

    The Hills of Refuge Will N. Harben
  • "Some folks got good rickaleckshum an' some folks got bad," he said, pacifically.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • Then Weary became aware of Patsy and his wrath, and turned to him pacifically.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • "Nothing much, so far as I can see," replied Mollenhauer, pacifically.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser

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