nonviolent nonviolent  /nɑn ˈvaɪ ə lənt/


  1. (adj) abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  2. (adj) achieved without bloodshed


  1. Gandhi was the extraordinary leader of the world's first successful nonviolent movement for independence from colonial rule.
  2. But other politicians pressed hard for nonviolent mass struggle against a Raj dangerously weakened by the threat of Japanese invasion.
  3. He noticed that a nonviolent crime--burglary, for instance--could count as a third strike.


  1. Pax Christi USA conference illustrates need to move forward while keeping mission

    Jose Henriquez, left, and Tom Wannemuehler light each other's candles June 15 during a prayer service at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  2. Plan for new prison detailed at briefing

    The new lockup would have 792 beds for prisoners considered to be nonviolent.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  3. Is Fort Worth too tough on traffic offenders?

    The cost of incarcerating nonviolent offenders in the Mansfield Jail is steep when compared with other cities.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


  1. "I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake: evil does exist in the world. A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies. Negotiations cannot convince Al-Qaeda's...
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. "We recognize the right for people to protest and express their views, but it should be nonviolent. We are very sad for all the athletes and the people who expected so much from the run and have been spoiled of their joy," Rogge said.
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. The resolution sponsored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Beijing to "end its crackdown on nonviolent Tibetan protesters," along with cultural, religious, economic and linguistic "repression."
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: USA Today

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