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Peaceful Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    peaceful adj
  1. not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep" [ant: unpeaceful]
  2. peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance" [syn: passive]
  3. (of groups) not violent or disorderly; "the right of peaceful assembly" [syn: law-abiding]
Peaceful Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Peaceful \Peace"ful\, a.
  1. Possessing or enjoying peace; not disturbed by war, tumult, agitation, anxiety, or commotion; quiet; tranquil; as, a peaceful time; a peaceful country; a peaceful end.
  2. Not disposed or tending to war, tumult or agitation; pacific; mild; calm; peaceable; as, peaceful words. Syn: See Peaceable. --Peace"ful*ly, adv.. -- Peace"ful*ness, n.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Peaceful'

"Peaceful" is a song written by Kenny Rankin best known as a 1973 hit single for Helen Reddy.

Introduced by Rankin on his 1967 debut album Mind Dusters on Mercury Records, "Peaceful" was recorded by Bobbie Gentry for the 1968 album Local Gentry on Capitol Records and a 1969 single by Georgie Fame - produced by Mike Smith and arranged/conducted by Keith Mansfield for CBS - reached #16 UK that summer. Fame's version of "Peaceful" had a concurrent single release in the US by Epic Records, prompting Mercury to issue Rankin's original track as a single but neither single charted. "Peaceful" was also recorded in 1969 by the Friends of Distinction for their Grazin' album on RCA.

In 1972 "Peaceful" was recorded by Rankin himself in a new version which appeared on the album Like a Seed, his Atlantic Records debut and first chart appearance. That same year Helen Reddy recorded "Peaceful" her 1972 I Am Woman album. Issued as the follow-up to the #1 hit "I Am Woman" in February 1973. Rising as high as #3 in St. Louis and #2 in Chicago, Reddy's version of "Peaceful" peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 that May. "Peaceful" also became Reddy's second consecutive #2 Easy Listening hit: the follow-up "Delta Dawn" would be Reddy's first Easy Listening #1 (the first of six consecutive and eight overall).

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* Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it. - Roosevelt, Eleanor

* Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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