not violent; free of violence.
peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds.
- non·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb
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How to use nonviolent in a sentence
She is the founder and CEO of Soul Force Politics, a nonprofit that promotes nonviolent resistance and peaceful social interaction.Mizeur considering a run against anti-LGBTQ Md. congressman | Philip Van Slooten | January 23, 2021 | Washington Blade
It was a simple, brilliant tactic, one that predated the nonviolent resistance philosophy of Mohandas Gandhi by 70 years.
Most young people are in court on nonviolent offenses, the group and others found, and shackling them often is unnecessary and can exacerbate trauma.Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School | by Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib | December 22, 2020 | ProPublica
Due to concerns over the novel coronavirus and social distancing, the policedepartment will take police reports for minor and nonviolent crimes by telephone.
This summer, the county created a mobile crisis response unit so that clinicians can respond to nonviolent behavioral health incidents rather than law enforcement.Dems Want Control of the County – Here’s What They Say They’d Do With it | Jesse Marx | October 7, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
I fully support nonviolent demonstration—a right enshrined in the First Amendment of our Constitution.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America | Ron Christie | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Peaceful active resistance, unarmed, nonviolent, no more blood, no more deaths, with clear ideas and proposals.
And the insane cost of keeping so many nonviolent people locked up is an investment in failure.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On | Tina Brown | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And Americans overwhelmingly support eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday? | Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not all successful cases of nonviolent resistance have earned distinctive names.
Alone among great leaders, Gandhi has offered a practical nonviolent alternative to armed might.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
To a remarkable extent, this youthful vanguard was strongly religious and nonviolent.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 | Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
The nonviolent voice of Gandhi appeals to man's highest conscience.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha (nonviolent protest) movement.