Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to peace; peaceable; calm.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the great western ocean.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "pacific":

  1. The men, and a number of the officers would not receive him, and he resigned and took a position as surgeon of one of the Pacific Mail Steamers in which position he contracted the chagres fever and died. - "Notes of a staff officer of our First New Jersey Brigade on the Seven Day's Battle on the peninsula in 1862", E. Burd Grubb.
  2. Her name was the Pacific, and she was commanded by a person of laborious dignity. - "Looking Seaward Again", Walter Runciman.
  3. The extensive wars which have taken place within the last forty years, as extensive and as deadly as any the world ever saw, are sometimes quoted in derision of those who believe, as I do, in the sober, steady growth of the pacific spirit among people of intelligence. - "Modern Society", Julia Ward Howe.