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Definition of "peaceable" []

  • Inclined or disposed to peace; promoting calm: They met in a peaceable spirit. (adjective)
  • Peaceful; undisturbed. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peaceable" in a sentence
  • "But the grandson of your abjured and repudiated Josephine, shall, after many vicissitudes, obtain peaceable possession of the throne of France; and shall be the chief ally and friend of your enemy England."
  • "At that same moment Caspar’s personality seemed to arise from its baby fug and it struck me that the tiny human person sitting across from me might be described as peaceable, sensitive, reflective, self-possessed."
  • "Now, was it fair to call a peaceable inhabitant like me into the thick of a fray like this?"