Definitions

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  • adjective Not hostile; free of hostility

Etymologies

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non- +‎ hostile

Examples

  • In Iraq, a U.S. soldier has been killed in what the military calls a nonhostile accident.

    CNN Transcript Mar 12, 2005

  • The latest U.S. killed in Iraq: 1,028 U.S. troops up until this point the Pentagon says have been killed between hostile and so - called nonhostile action.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2004

  • Roughly 20% of "Iraq war" deaths are from illness, accident, suicide or other "nonhostile" causes.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives

  • Being able to identify themselves as "nonhostile" at a distance was no bad idea.

    Winds Of Fate

  • Being able to identify themselves as "nonhostile" at a distance was no bad idea.

    Winds Of Fate

  • Accidental deaths a problem for troops in Iraq he 130,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq are more likely to die in accidents, from natural causes or in other "nonhostile" incidents than at the hands of insurgents, according to Defense Department statistics for the past eight months ending in April.

    The Seattle Times

  • WASHINGTON - The 130,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq are more likely to die in accidents, from natural causes or in other "nonhostile" incidents than at the hands of insurgents, according to Defense Department statistics for the past eight months ending in April.

    The Seattle Times

  • WASHINGTON - The 130,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq are more likely to die in accidents, from natural causes or in other "nonhostile" incidents than at the hands of insurgents, according to Defense Department statistics for the past eight months ending in April.

    The Seattle Times

  • Accidental deaths a problem for troops in Iraq he 130,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq are more likely to die in accidents, from natural causes or in other "nonhostile" incidents than at the hands of insurgents, according to Defense Department statistics for the past eight months ending in April.

    The Seattle Times

  • Come on now lay off the guy and give him a chance to explain himself in a normal nonhostile manner …

    Think Progress » Drilling Is Not The Solution To Create Jobs And Reduce Reliance On Foreign Oil

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