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  • n  group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence

  • After four months of Mohandas Gandhi's nonviolent nonresistance, it seemed to the listeners that the bumbling BBC was carrying coals to Newcastle again.
  • Similar notions, passionately held, drove Tolstoy to abandon family and property and preach nonresistance as well as noncooperation with any of the institutions of society.
  • Maestro Amalfi executes a masterly revenge by talking Magnolia into nonresistance after some wine in his apartment.

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