Definitions

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  • adjective Not taking part in fighting.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ fighting

Examples

  • Of those, only 11,000 or so were combat sorties; the others were flights by tankers, transports, radar planes and other nonfighting aircraft.

    Hard Days Ahead

  • In his intelligence file, Thanh also had listed nonfighting members of the Viet Cong organization who still resided in the village, former members of front committees who were temporarily inactive, but who still might occasionally help the Viet Cong either because of threats or promises of reward, or out of loyalty.

    The Village

  • In his intelligence file, Thanh also had listed nonfighting members of the Viet Cong organization who still resided in the village, former members of front committees who were temporarily inactive, but who still might occasionally help the Viet Cong either because of threats or promises of reward, or out of loyalty.

    The Village

  • In his intelligence file, Thanh also had listed nonfighting members of the Viet Cong organization who still resided in the village, former members of front committees who were temporarily inactive, but who still might occasionally help the Viet Cong either because of threats or promises of reward, or out of loyalty.

    The Village

  • In his intelligence file, Thanh also had listed nonfighting members of the Viet Cong organization who still resided in the village, former members of front committees who were temporarily inactive, but who still might occasionally help the Viet Cong either because of threats or promises of reward, or out of loyalty.

    The Village

  • In the first three cases, as Urquhart emphasizes, a UN intervention at an early stage of trouble would become more possible and credible than it has been so far, when there is nothing in between large-scale collective security and nonfighting peace-keepers, except sanctions that are often both ineffective and unfair.

    A UN Volunteer Military Force—Four Views

  • The vitriolic contempt and rage unleashed by the nonfighting 99 percent of our force appalls me.

    Thud Ridge

  • He overlooks the mundane nonfighting aspects of present-day military power.

    Chris van Avery's Big Feed

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