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  • noun Plural form of pacification.


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  • The war now being waged in Afghanistan by the U.S. and NATO closely resembles 19th century colonial "pacifications" in which a puppet ruler is installed, a native mercenary army ( "sepoys") hired to fight, and western troops sent to crush rebellious tribesmen who refuse to follow the diktat of the imperial power.

    Eric Margolis: Let's Speak the Truth About Afghanistan 2008

  • The Nazis carried out "pacifications" in which innocent people were mercilessly killed; and you carry out "defensive operations" during which you wreak death and havoc on innocent people.


  • More cruisers, more pacifications, had followed, and followed fruitlessly.


  • Instead, Europe got a full-scale war against Afghanistan's Pashtun tribes raising uneasy memories of its 19th-century colonial "pacifications."

    Eric Margolis: A Death of a Thousand Cuts in Afghanistan Eric Margolis 2010

  • Surge promoters (enterJohn McCain!) claim that political reconciliation will still take time and that the local pacifications due to the additional U.S. fighting forces have provided a breathing space and set the stage for the eventual reconciliations.

    Has the 'Surge" Prevented Peace? 2008

  • The discriminating awareness of the second aspect of true stoppings – true stoppings are pacifications of disturbing emotions and attitudes – eliminates this mistaken view.

    The Sixteen Aspects and Sixteen Distorted Ways of Embracing the Four Noble Truths 2006

  • On Saturday he drove over to Hintock, and assured her with mysterious pacifications that in a day or two she might expect to receive some assuring news.

    The Woodlanders 2006

  • True stoppings are pacifications in the sense that, because the mental continuums on which they occur are totally rid forever of a portion of true sufferings and true origins, they are states of everlasting peace.

    The Sixteen Aspects and Sixteen Distorted Ways of Embracing the Four Noble Truths 2006

  • Unspecified phenomena that are states of pacifications (nye-bar zhi-bas lung ma-bstan) – the disturbing states of mind of the realm of ethereal forms and the formless realm, since they occur on the mental continuums of those who have a stilled and settled state of shamata (zhi-gnas; mental quiescence) which overrides and thus blocks the manifestation of the disturbing emotions and states of mind of the realm of desirable forms.

    Constructive, Destructive, and Unspecified Phenomena 2005

  • The constructive phenomena classified according to the occasion in which they occur and which are affected phenomena gained by relying on the phenomena constructive through their being pacifications are:

    Constructive, Destructive, and Unspecified Phenomena 2005


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