Definitions

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  • adjective Not of or pertaining to war.
  • noun A situation that is not a war (but possibly resembles one).

Etymologies

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non- +‎ war

Examples

  • • The government's philosophical "nonwar" footing must be reversed; the psychology of a wartime posture sends a message to friend and foe alike that we are vigorously defending ourselves.

    The Two Malcontents

  • Over the same period, Congress and the Pentagon have added a second trillion dollars to the nonwar (base) part of the Pentagon budget.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: Tea Party Nightmare: The Defense Budget

  • Thus, the nonwar parts of the Pentagon budget will have received $5.7 trillion.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: Tea Party Nightmare: The Defense Budget

  • In addition, the $130 billion requested for fiscal 2010 for war and nonwar supplements could fall to $20 billion in five years, roughly where it stood eight years ago.

    Warning: There's a 'Sell' Sign In Tighter Pentagon Budgets

  • On the other hand, the 59 nonwar depressions in our sample have an average duration of nearly four years, which, if we have one here, means that it is likely recovery would not be substantial until 2012.

    What Are the Odds of a Depression?

  • Thus, we get better information about today's prospects by consulting the history of nonwar events -- for which our sample contains 209 stock-market crashes and 59 depressions, with 41 matched by timing.

    What Are the Odds of a Depression?

  • Congressional Democrats -- along with a surprising number of pork-barrel Republicans -- demanded nonwar spending on a Great Society scale and the president gave in to buy their votes for the war.

    Most Pundits Are Wrong About the Bubble

  • By resorting to nonwar means of achieving his objectives, he would earn worldwide acclamation and gratitude by letting peace prevail, following the wise old saying, "Discretion is the better part of valor."

    Mail Call: Show Us The Proof

  • “The very best of good fellows is negotiating with me to change sides in our nonwar, has been almost since he arrived in Further Gaul.”

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • “The very best of good fellows is negotiating with me to change sides in our nonwar, has been almost since he arrived in Further Gaul.”

    Antony and Cleopatra

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