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  • adv. In a nonviolent manner.

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

  • adv. without violence


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  • Solving problems nonviolently is much more challenging and often requires some introspection.

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  • Marianne Kearney-Brown, a pacifist Quaker, took the oath seriously and inserted "nonviolently," crossed out "swear," and circled "affirm" in the version of the oath presented to her.

    Would You Sign This Pledge To Keep Your Job?

  • PMW Bulletin: PM Fayyad honors terrorist killed while "nonviolently" trying to knife Israeli soldier

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  • The real battle must be waged nonviolently in the streets, even in the face of excessive oppression by an emerging police state.

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  • I consider this the most inspiring experience of my life, to see how millions of courageous people — people like Daniel and his father in Gringolandia — struggled against a brutal despot and their own fear to win back their freedom, nonviolently.

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  • If Obama reaches out effectively to the democratic forces rising both within the military and the civilian population -- and if the Arab world's largest and most important country moves nonviolently toward free elections while maintaining peace with Israel -- he can banish the specter of Carter's Iran bungling and notch a major foreign policy accomplishment.

    Obama's Egypt opportunity

  • As I write this, the world is waiting anxiously to see how the Israeli government will deal with the dilemma created by the second Gaza Flotilla -- a series of ships packed with humanitarian supplies and people determined to nonviolently show solidarity with the Palestinian people under occupation.

    Cynthia Boaz: The Obligations of Independence

  • As we saw during the height of Mubarak's crackdown, the movement was able to keep the people of Egypt unified and, for the most part, nonviolently disciplined.

    Cynthia Boaz: Nonviolent Revolution Clarified: Five Myths and Realities Behind Egypt's Uprising

  • And they fought nonviolently for this small political space, with brutal riot police, criminals-for-hire and the petty bureaucrats who then block activists' employment, housing and other opportunities because of their political activism.

    Jason Erb: Ensuring Egypt's Victory By Repealing Emergency Laws

  • The movement was able to keep the people of Egypt unified and, for the most part, nonviolently disciplined, even during the height of repression.

    Cynthia Boaz: Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All


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