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Examples from the Web for peaceful
Instead, he is cruelly jailed solely for the peaceful expression of his beliefs.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
To give the truth its rights, you have to see that groups like TMOC were threatened by peaceful protest.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
The petroleum industry has depicted fracking as a few antiseptic drills dug on peaceful farmland.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
December 20, 2014
The story of a mother, her son, the police who protected them, and the peaceful protest that brought them all together.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
The protestors cooperated for the most part, making the march orderly and peaceful.Eric Garner Protests: ‘It’s Like Vietnam’
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson, Jacob Siegel, Chris Allbritton
December 5, 2014
A rapid walk soon restored the maidens to their own peaceful homes.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
They had no children and this settlement assured them a peaceful old age.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The world beholds the peaceful triumphs of the industry of our emigrants.
And yet it was a coward's blow, and one to stir the blood and loose the tongue of the most peaceful.
I am a peaceful trader, and I am not wont to be so shouted at upon so small a matter.
- not in a state of war or disagreement
- tranquil; calm
- not involving violencepeaceful picketing
- of, relating to, or in accord with a time of peacepeaceful uses of atomic energy
- inclined towards peace
Word Origin and History for peaceful
early 14c., "inclined to peace, friendly, pacific," from peace + -ful. Meaning "tranquil, calm, full of peace" is from mid-14c. In reference to nonviolent methods of effecting social change, it is attested from 1876. Related: Peacefully; peacefulness. Peaceful coexistence (1920) originally was in regard to Soviet policy toward the capitalist West.