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nonviolent Syllabification: non·vi·o·lent
Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈvīələnt/

Definition of nonviolent in English:


Using peaceful means rather than force, especially to bring about political or social change: he regarded hunger strikes as a powerful form of nonviolent protest



Example sentences
  • Let us all work non-violently together for Christ's peace.
  • She helped them to fight (legally and non-violently) against the expropriation of their property by ruthless opportunists.
  • Just remember to act ethically, morally and non-violently.

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