velvet revolution


noun
  1. the peaceful overthrow of a government, esp a communist government, as occurred in Czechoslovakia in late 1989

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How to use velvet revolution in a sentence

  • In May 2007 she was charged with “crimes against national security and planning a velvet revolution,” and then incarcerated.

    My Iranian Prison | Sandra McElwaine | September 25, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • These "new religion-personality cult-purges" cycles were not absent from the velvet revolution.

    After the Rain | Sam Vaknin