• WordNet 3.6
    • adv peaceably 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"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peaceably In a peaceable manner. Without war, tumult, commotion, or disturbance; without quarrel or feud: as, the kings of this dynasty ruled peaceably for two hundred years.
    • peaceably Without anger or disposition to quarrel; amicably; as one disposed to peace.
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In literature:

I'm a peaceable body and I like peace in the house.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Somebody has to reverse that decision, since it is made, and we mean to reverse it, and we mean to do it peaceably.
"The Great Conspiracy, Complete" by John Alexander Logan
Yes, it will have to be a more peaceable conversation than that of a few minutes ago!
"Three Dramas" by Björnstjerne M. Björnson
And with this we leave them peaceable over a pipe of tobacco after breakfast.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
You must give men a long rein if you want to live peaceably at home.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
For a long time Kolbiorn and Egbert went on peaceably with their game.
"Olaf the Glorious" by Robert Leighton
Ireland had never, in any period of her history, bowed her neck peaceably to the ecclesiastical yoke.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ireland had never, in any period of her history, bowed her neck peaceably to the ecclesiastical yoke.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
If, however, a free passage were not peaceably granted to us through any territory, we knew how to force it.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
Their defeat, however, induced him to live peaceably in East Anglia until he died in 890.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord

In poetry:

The church-bell in the windless sky
Peaceably rings,
A skylark soaring in the sky
Endlessly sings.
"The Sky-Blue Smiles Above The Roof" by Paul Verlaine
The martyr here is known from him
Who peaceably did die,
Both by the place he sitteth in,
And by his dignity.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Since he is gentle, wild and good
as you were, peaceable Shades,
there may he go within your care
as in my heart his love resides.
"Bunhill’s Fields" by Anne Ridler
First Sailor. I have heard
He does not hate seafarers as he hates
Peaceable men that shut the wind away,
And keep to the one weary marriage-bed.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
Do I take up a paper, I read of a fight,
Tom's fist in his eye deprived Jamie of sight;
Both fellows were drinking before it began,
And drink made a brute of a peaceable man.
"The Same Old Strain" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
She is gone in the whirlwind--ye seraphs attend her,
Through Jordan's cold torrent her mantle may lave;
She soars in the chariot, and earth falls beneath her,
Resign'd in a shroud to a peaceable grave.
"On The Death Of Rebecca" by George Moses Horton

In news:

Or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Capturing the soul of a sunflower or the tilt of a worn rain pipe, Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) was as obsessed with small-town America as was, say, the folk painter Edward Hicks with his otherworldly "Peaceable Kingdom".
Conservative Publisher's New Book: "If There Had Been No Civil War, the South Would Have Abolished Slavery Peaceably ".
We believe our world is riddled with terror and war, but we may be living in the most peaceable era in human existence.
I'm a patient, peaceable man, and I'll fight anybody who says I'm not, but there are, after all, limits to my equanimity.
Townfolk peaceable as new law takes effect.
The First Amendment allows American citizens the freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble.
American minister and folk artist Edward Hicks depicts an Eden-like Peaceable Kingdom, based on the vision of Isaiah.
If this were the much-fabled "peaceable kingdom" I'd embrace all the little furry varmints that skitter across my tackroom floor or nestle inside my hay bales.
" The Peaceable Kingdom pricks my conscience every time I see it because of the enormous gap between its vision and the world's reality".
To keep himself in pocket money, True — still Michael Hickman — often chose unusual labor for a peaceable soul: prizefighting.
Children with Project Heartbeat got their hearts racing in a teambuilding activity under the rainbow parachute at Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children.
Two of the nine dishes sampled by folks attending the 1993 Fall Food Festival at Peaceable Kingdom School proved especially popular, though all have earned plaudits for Zenaida Alejandro, the school's food and beverage manager.
This 37-square-mile island, ringed with white-sand beaches, has been living with a split personality since 1648, when it became the smallest parcel of land to be peaceably shared by two countries: France and the Netherlands.
A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces.