Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fact of not using; abandonment or neglect of use; failure to use.
“The non-use argument on the part of the Fund seems to suggest that the general public isn't getting bang for its buck, and I would tend to agree that the current very limited uses of the park which restrict access to the park don't serve the general public well enough.”
“But she also supports her explanation of nuclear non-use by citing an important study of the period by the nuclear historian and analyst George Quester.”
“Tannewald covers three possible factors that might explain non-use.”
“But she argues for a second explanation for nuclear non-use, something from the realm of ideas and ideals that nonetheless acquired real-world power: the development of a “nuclear taboo” that evolved from an abstract ethical norm into something more than a norm, something more numinous and yet with more effectual force, something genuinely, historically consequential.”
“Still, I should say, Tannenwald has been scrupulous enough to include a third explanation for non-use: luck.”
“In other words, Tepperman is addressing both the fact of non-use and the brute death toll disparity between the nonnuclear and nuclear halves of the twentieth century.”
“To understand why we can only be confident of surviving time horizons significantly shorter than the 64 years of non-use already experienced, it helps to consider related space shuttle optimism arguments that led to the loss of Challenger and her crew.”
“… If we want to be 99% confident about our statements, the 64 years of non-use that we have experienced cannot be used to justify a time horizon of even 14 years.”
“As the court saw it, the maintenance of a nuclear threshold—preserving the bright line from blur—requires not only non-use, but non-threat of use.”
“You probably won'tsee anything like this in the Denver Post anytime soon, though I'm glad to see Post Editor Greg Moore defending the newspaper's coverage more often on high-profile stories, including his newspaper's handling of Mayor Michael Hancock's alleged use of prostitutes and Scott McInnis' non-use of a plagiarism checker.”
Looking for tweets for non-use.