nonviolently nonviolently

Definition(s):

  • (adv) without violence

Usage(s):

  1. By breaking the law nonviolently he demonstrated the injustice of the law.
  2. The fossil is so perfectly preserved because Ida probably died quickly and nonviolently; her resting place was an abandoned quarry called the Messel Pit, near Frankfurt.
  3. In all, so far, the changes were proceeding, if not peacefully, at least nonviolently.

News

  • LETTER: President should tackle violence

    This would be a good time for the president to jump on Air Force One and make a trip to Sanford, Fla., and encourage the disappointed populace to protest nonviolently their displeasure with the trial’s outcome.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

Quotes

  1. "He gave us the idea that we could fight nonviolently for justice : that whether we like it or not, all people on Earth are connected," Conyers said.
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: John Conyers Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. "Our intentions are peaceful and our commitment unwavering as we nonviolently call attention to a school that has trained some of the worst human rights abusers in this hemisphere," says Father Bourgeois in the ACLU press release.
    on May 4, 2006 By: Roy Bourgeois Source: Progressive.org

  3. "He was a last-second replacement, and I thought that he probably didn't know who I was," Cross said. "He came up and pulled me toward him, nonviolently, and said, 'Thanks for the words.' That was it."
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: David Cross Source: Dallas Morning News

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