Origin of peaceful
Examples from the Web for peacefulness
So simple and yet moving, the song seemed to take its expression from the peacefulness of his soul.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We who lived through those years recall Coretta as a remarkable combination of power and peacefulness.
Hindering those good qualities of peacefulness proved to be, but not paralysing.G. H. Q.|Frank Fox
I could not see him, but there lay in the cadences of his voice a peculiar note of peacefulness, of finality.Adventures In Contentment|David Grayson
Duncan continued to ride forward, raising one hand, with the palm toward Doubler, as a sign of the peacefulness of his intentions.The Trail to Yesterday|Charles Alden Seltzer
There was a peacefulness here, a return to herself, which filled her with bliss.The Law Inevitable|Louis Couperus
How peaceful, how lovely in their peacefulness are all things around us!Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook
British Dictionary definitions for peacefulness
Word Origin and History for peacefulness
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.