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nonviolent

[non-vahy-uh-luh nt] /nɒnˈvaɪ ə lənt/
adjective
1.
not violent; free of violence.
2.
peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; non- + violent
Related forms
nonviolently, adverb
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Examples for nonviolent
  • The vast majority of that increase has been to serve search warrants on people suspected of nonviolent drug crimes.
  • In light of that dynamic, departmental recommendations against using pepper spray on nonviolent arrestees may be needed.
  • It urged its draftee readers to think about the message and then-if they so chose-to act on it in a lawful and nonviolent way.
  • But he risked his own life, in a nonviolent way, and lost it.
  • Actually, the rise of the industrial worker was remarkably nonviolent.
  • Ordinarily, a first-time offender convicted of a single, nonviolent felony would be spared such a long sentence.
  • Forty years ago, the couple staged an act of nonviolent protest in support of peace.
  • Although it was billed as a nonviolent protest, everybody had the jitters.
  • They actively pursued practical, nonviolent ways to free their people.
  • Too many nonviolent adults with addictions crowd our prisons.

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