nonviolent : Definition, Usages, News and More

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non vahy uh luhnt

  • a  abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  • s  achieved without bloodshed

  • Gandhi was the extraordinary leader of the world's first successful nonviolent movement for independence from colonial rule.
  • I am glad to read (PTI, May 25) the only fair appraisal of "nonviolent noncooperation" outside of the pacifist press today.
  • The lapse from nonviolent discipline in Memphis freed the FBI from the inhibitions that the public's respect for King's conduct if not his message had imposed, and opened the way .
News & Articles


  • Jacques Rogge in International Herald Tribune
    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... Barack Obama RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Dec 9, 2009 68198 90991 nonviolent 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.
  • Nancy Pelosi in USA Today
    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."

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