- 1Peaceful in character or intent: a pacific gestureMore example sentences
peace-loving, peaceable, pacifist, anti-war, non-violent, non-aggressive, non-belligerent, non-combative, mild, gentle, equable, dovelike, dovish• rare pacifisticconciliatory, peacemaking, placatory, placating, propitiatory, appeasing, mollifying, calming, mediatory, mediating, diplomatic• rare irenic
- As the cool water slowly soothes away my unjustified frustration, I feel my neck muscles relaxing and know my features are easing back to pacific calm.
- In the midst of a violent and haggard existence Thomas takes an hour out of his day to practice piano in the modest living room of a quiet, pacific piano teacher.
- And it is hard to find anyone who speaks with administration officials off the record who believes their publicly pacific intentions.
- 2 (Pacific) Relating to the Pacific Ocean: the Pacific WarMore example sentences
- The lake has 2,000 miles of shoreline, more than the entire US Pacific coast.
- Paone calls the transfer of diseases between wild and caged salmon a threat to Pacific salmon stocks.
- Their exhibition features traditional and contemporary Pacific art and carvings.
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- 1 (the Pacific) short for Pacific Ocean.
- 2A steam locomotive of 4-6-2 wheel arrangement.More example sentences
- We have a very varied collection, from North East Colliery locomotives to world famous Pacifics such as Sir Nigel Gresley and Blue Peter.
- Adhesion between steel rail and steel wheel is limited, and only about 56 tons weight could be carried on three coupled axles of the Pacifics; new locomotives, or a reduction in train loads were possibilities, but so was another rebuild.
- During the 1940s and into 1950 most of the motive power for these trains consisted of F - 15 light Pacifics, with an occasional A - 16 Atlantic being used.
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- When the college president pacifically asks Costello if her vegetarianism comes out of moral conviction, she bewilderingly replies that no, ‘it comes out of a desire to save my soul.’
- To overcome this crisis democratically and pacifically, the majority of people are asking him to announce elections or simply resign.
- Zach, what did I tell you… do not go over there and start a fight… I told you to pacifically tell them what I want within the next twelve days, now do as you are told.
mid 16th century: from French pacifique or Latin pacificus 'peacemaking', from pax, pac- 'peace'.