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  • n. Plural form of pacifist.


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  • Probably no group except the pacifists is the butt of as much taunting about inconsistency as the pro-animal faction.

    Political Animals

  • More palatable to pacifists is the Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear from Mattel (£39.99), which is let down by the absence of a key characteristic – the ability to fly.

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  • We've often noted that many so-called pacifists seem to have a taste for tumult, but only in Palestinistan would a peace protester carry an RPG launcher.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives

  • What chance has a Catholic pacifist in a world where he will be bludgeoned by grotesque versions of just war theory — or revolted by so-called pacifists who believe nothing is worth total sacrifice?

    No Catholic Church, No Dorothy Day

  • As far as I'm concerned, they're not just misguided "idealists" or "pacifists" - they're evil, pure and simple.

    Daimnation!: Future Darwin Award Nominees: These

  • Some modern so-called pacifists are opposed to all wars, and some are not.

    Introduction to Non-Violence

  • "The so called pacifists attacked one neo-Nazi with bottles and rocks ... these jerks do this every year and every year the so-called pacifists wind up getting arrested for violence ... while I disagree wholeheartedly with the Neo Nazi's, I find the behavior of the crowd more disturbing"


  • Orwell called pacifists "objectively pro-fascist" in an essay in

  • Considering the sniping from White House officials that critics who preferred embargoing Iraq to invading it were "pacifists," the answer is almost certainly yes.

    Time For A New Patriotism?

  • They also envisioned internment camps for British and Canadian nationals in the States, along with homegrown "pacifists" and other troublemakers.

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