He had died as gently, kindly, and peacefully as he had lived.
But patients hate this—they want easy decisiveness and jolly confidence as we march calmly, peacefully over the horizon together.
While we wait for medals and freshly minted heroes, we also hope it passes quickly and peacefully.
early 14c., "inclined to peace, friendly, pacific," from peace + -ful. Meaning "tranquil, calm, full of peace" is from mid-14c. In reference to nonviolent methods of effecting social change, it is attested from 1876. Related: Peacefully; peacefulness. Peaceful coexistence (1920) originally was in regard to Soviet policy toward the capitalist West.