For years Mandela had been urging the ANC to abandon its strict policy of passive resistance.
He wrote the words he hoped would inspire his people to passive resistance.
Garner became the Gandhi of loosies, offering only the most passive resistance as the police moved to arrest him.
To the angry voices which their spokesmen uplifted no heed need be paid, and passive resistance could be overcome by coercion.
To all these measures a "passive resistance" was organised in Finland.
It is worth noting, moreover, how easily their passive resistance develops into more active forms of rebellion.
There has been, as we have already seen, an epidemic of passive resistance.
The passive resistance to the Reformation might have broken out into a rebellion if a leader had come.
The sword of passive resistance does not require a scabbard.
He promised all she asked; but it was also as Mr. Herbert feared, and the force of passive resistance was long maintained.
A technique of demonstrating opposition to a government's activities simply by not cooperating with them. It is particularly associated with Mahatma Gandhi, who opposed violent revolution in his own country's fight for independence. (Compare civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance.)