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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peace·a·ble a.  Begin in or at peace; tranquil; quiet; free from, or not disposed to, war, disorder, or excitement; not quarrelsome. -- Peace*a*ble*ness, n. -- Peace*a*bly, adv.
 Syn: -- Peaceful; pacific; tranquil; quiet; mild; undisturbed; serene; still.
 Usage: Peaceable, Peaceful. Peaceable describes the state of an individual, nation, etc., in reference to external hostility, attack, etc.; peaceful, in respect to internal disturbance. The former denotes “in the spirit of peace;” latter; “in the possession or enjoyment of peace.”  A peaceable adjustment of difficulties; a peaceful life, scene.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : 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" [syn: pacifically]