from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Resistance by nonviolent methods to a government, an occupying power, or specific laws, as refusing to comply, demonstrating in protest, or fasting.
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- n. peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
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A branch could still be maintained for the purpose of self-defense through nonvio-lent means: a cadre of brave men and women thoroughly trained in the techniques of passive resistance and nonviolent action.
Mickey had started squawking half an hour ago, topics ranging from Audrey not giving him any to passive resistance on the picket line and how he was going to fix the UAES’s red wagon.