nonparticipant love

Definitions

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  • adj. not participating
  • n. one who is not a participant

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who does not participate

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Maybe he wasn't such a "nonparticipant" after all; it would take a great effort of will to avoid being drawn into a working this large.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • It would be Karen Tanski, a citizen, nonparticipant in the criminal world and beyond the code of the street.

    Zebratown

  • This, at a time when Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts seem to have been going nowhere, in part because control of the Palestinian territories is nominally split between Mr. Abbas and nonparticipant Hamas.

    Lots to Think About

  • I play a song from Ronnie Marler and Marty Keil; I talk about the Small World Podcast and play a snippet from the interview with Douglas Rushkoff; I discuss how I am a nonparticipant in all podcast groups; I play a song by Jonathan Coulton; I play a bootleg from the Butthole Surfers and move on.

    EGC Clambake for September 6, 2005

  • Eric Roberts plays a hissable former CIA operative (he's so hammy you know he can't be trusted), Mickey Rourke turns up as an ex-mercenary/nonparticipant (via a long monologue, he explains that he left his heart in Bosnia), while Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger appear in cameo roles (the governator has nothing more urgent to occupy his days?).

    The Seattle Times

  • But she noted that no nonparticipant has been harmed in the 30-year history of the event.

    Columbia Missourian: Latest Articles

  • Council member Susan Hitchcock was forced to be a nonparticipant in the voting due to her and her husband Jerry Glenn's ownership of property (s) in the purview of the proposed RDA.

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  • It turns out Wilson wasn't a disinterested nonparticipant, a kindly and even chivalrous guy who was just trying to help out the ladies.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • "The ostensible goals of the movement [were] the consolidation of the national essence, by the physical integration of a territorial area and a nonparticipant mass of population, and the obtainment of a genuine national identity through the appropriation of the symbols and native values".

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • You can’t participate in something you know to be wrong; you then need to choose whether to be a silent nonparticipant or to make noise, whichever feels true to you.

    Naked in the Boardroom

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