Definitions

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  • adjective Without violence.
  • adjective Opposed to violence.
  • adjective Sentenced for a crime that did not involve violence.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ violent

Examples

  • Activists say they were given repeated assurances by a chief inspector from the Metropolitan police that they would be shown to safety after the protest, which she described as non-violent and sensible.

    The Guardian World News

  • About 150 activists were arrested in Fortnum & Mason despite holding what Chief Inspector Claire Clark described as a non-violent and "sensible" demonstration.

    Met police are accused of pursuing a 'vindictive' case against UK Uncut tax protesters

  • Some have even called on her to resign because she repeatedly calls the non-violent, non-criminal immigrant majority of people that the Obama Administration deports "criminals" and "collateral damage."

    Felipe Matos: Meet Cecilia Muñoz's "Collateral Damage"

  • Instead, they adopted a series of tactics which have come to be referred to as "non-violent resistance".

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The incident was highly embarrassing for the home secretary as the Palestinian activist was the first high-profile case under her policy of broadening the definition of "non-violent extremists" who encourage terrorism that she pledged to take pre-emptive action against.

    The Guardian World News

  • (Please note that as a follower of Jesus I only believe in non-violent duels - perhaps over coffee and presided over by a moderator.)

    Media

  • As a Christian, I am called to seek non-violent responses and agree with those who assert that war is contrary to the will of God.

    National Council of Churches

  • As a Christian, I am called to seek non-violent responses and agree with those who assert that war is contrary to the will of God.

    9/11

  • Dr. King's compelling and unequivocal commitment to non-violent resistance sparked a movement that campaigned civil rights, justice, equality and human dignity for all.

    Rep. Mike Honda: What Would Dr. King Do? Remembering Arizona on MLK Day

  • Dr. King's compelling and unequivocal commitment to non-violent resistance sparked a movement that campaigned civil rights, justice, equality and human dignity for all.

    Rep. Mike Honda: What Would Dr. King Do? Remembering Arizona on MLK Day

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