It becomes a non-conformist activity, reading becomes a risk.
In religion Emerson was only a nineteenth-century non-conformist instead of a fifteenth or seventeenth century one.
Accordingly this was done, and certified by the non-conformist magnate of Ambleside Hall.
In 1761 he became a tutor in a non-conformist academy, and in 1767 he was settled over a congregation in Leeds.
So even this movement, started by the Bible, ended partly as a non-conformist anti-ecclesiastical undertaking.
And besides, we had all the non-conformist Ministers in the Country for us, and they brought in a power of hands.
After some months at a non-conformist academy at Northampton, he proceeded to Glasgow University, and then joined the ministry.
I said mischievously, for I loved to jar his non-conformist conscience.
John Jebb, an eminent English non-conformist divine and physician, died.
He filled the editorial section of his magazine with praise of my fiction and loudly proclaimed my non-conformist character.
also nonconformist, 1610s, originally one who adhered to Church of England doctrine but not its practice, from non- + conformist. After their ejection under the Act of Uniformity (1662) the name passed to the separate churches they joined or formed. In general use from 1670s as "one who does not participate in a practice or course of action." As an adjective from 1640s.