Definitions

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  • adj. Not peaceful.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ peaceful

Examples

  • Yet Ahmadinejad recently hailed an Iranian missile launch as a counterpart to Iran's success with nuclear centrifuges, and Hezbollah has certainly been allowed to form the idea that the Iranian reactors may have nonpeaceful applications.

    Hitchens on Iran....

  • In the absence of political reform, the Party-cum-military apparatus could resort to what party publicists euphemistically call "nonpeaceful means" to enforce harmony both at home and in China's neighborhood, and Mr. Hu's shifting power within the party might constrain his ability to oppose these elements.

    Welfare Changes Jolt German Society

  • In the absence of political reform, however, the Party-cum-military apparatus could resort to what Party publicists euphemistically call "nonpeaceful means" to enforce harmony both at home and in China's neighborhood -- and Mr. Hu's shifting power within the Party might constrain his ability to oppose these elements.

    Hu's in Charge?

  • FOUAD SINIORA, LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER: I have strong belief in the Lebanese that definitely they have tried all attempts to solve problems in the past through violent ways, through nonpeaceful means.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2006

  • And that inspection, time and again, has produced only one result: that Iran has not diverted its nuclear program toward nonpeaceful means.

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2005

  • They did emphasize afterwards that they were really intent on the peaceful portions of it, not the single sentence or two that emphasized nonpeaceful means.

    CNN Transcript Apr 20, 2005

  • CANDIOTTI: Unfortunately, not everyone has been nonpeaceful, and there are more demonstrations planned for next Tuesday, nonviolent ones Cuban exiles promise.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Protesters Vent Anger in Miami's Little Havana - April 22, 2000

  • This dissension regards the means of struggle, the peaceful or nonpeaceful -- armed or without arms.

    LASO CLOSING SESSION

  • You might want to comment on discussions in the Security Council, but our reading today is that that has, as you might expect, been -- if that is his approach, it's been totally counterproductive; that the Security Council's members are very concerned by these reports of troop movements, and that far from demonstrating his peaceful intentions, which he is required to do under the U.N. Security Council Resolution 687, what he appears to be doing is demonstrating his nonpeaceful intentions.

    Background Briefing On Iraq Situation

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