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nonconformist

non kuhn fawr mist

  • n  a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
  • n  someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
  • a  not conforming to some norm or socially approved pattern of behavior or thought
    their rabidly nonconformist deportment has made them legendary
    the old stubborn nonconformist spirit of the early settlers
  • s  not conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion

  • And is not Che, with his hippie hair and wispy revolutionary beard, the perfect postmodern conduit to the nonconformist, seditious '60s, that disruptive past confined to gesture .
  • Tough AP overnight lede: "Even for a nonconformist.
  • Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.
Quotes

  • John Roberts in Newsday
    We don't need the First Amendment to protect speech that is trendy, conventional, popular or politically correct. The First Amendment assures the voice of the real nonconformist, the underdog, the unfashionable, also will be heard,Roberts said.
  • Alexander Lebedev in guardian.co.uk
    I would call the new party project undoubtedly nonconformist, with one simple thought: We cannot develop further as a country without independent political institutions,Lebedev told the Russian state news agency RIA-Novosti.
  • Martin Luther King in Tallahassee.com
    Be the person whom King praised in his 1961 sermon, "The Transformed Nonconformist," someone "of conviction, not conformity; of moral nobility, not social respectability," Kimbrough said.

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