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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

What does this sentence mean? ?

Somebody cheated this guy some money in a business. He said jokingly. 

I went to his home and collected the money very "peacefully". He sarcastically used the word "peacefully". How he would've managed to collect the money here? 

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

     I assume that the opposite to collecting money 'peacefully' would be 'by force' - sending in the heavy guys to force payment.

    But from my perspective in  Britain, 'peacefully' seems a strange sword to use in the context of collecting a debt, so I am not surprised at your query. I might say 'in a civilised way', meaning that no harsh words were spoken and that the money was paid with no argument after a very short discussion.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    He is really unbelievably cunning having ample cunningness to be able to deceive this guy pretending as an honest reliable person. After all these group of people are snaks in the grass who can be really dangerous.

  • 1 month ago

    He didn't commit any acts of violence, but he threatened them.

  • 1 month ago

    threatened or performed violence, obviously.  the opposite of the sarcastic peacefully.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It means his collection of the money was uneventful. Apparently, from the introductory sentence, it seems he really got less than he was expecting.

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    If it is said jokingly, and particularly if quotation marks are used to emphasize the word, the implication is that the method used to collect the money was definitely not peaceful, and that almost certainly threats or violence were used.

  • 1 month ago

    If his tone was sarcastic, then he threatened violence or used violence. 

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    he just did it in a peaceful way

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