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used in 1776

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a friendly manner — especially in a difficult situation
  • Until now, he said, he had concurred in the belief that the more forceful the government in dealing with the Americans, the more likely matters could be "amicably adjusted."
    p. 13.5
  • By the time of the halt at Brunswick, Ewald wrote, the hope of the whole British command was "of ending the war amicably, without shedding the blood of the King's subjects in a needless way."
    p. 259.7

There are no more uses of "amicable" in 1776.

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