Examples of nonviolent in a Sentence
He argued that nonviolent drug offenders should receive shorter sentences.
Recent Examples of nonviolent from the Web
Many experts and police officials oppose shocking people who flee after minor or nonviolent crimes.
The film does a particularly good job of pointing out that many of the folks on the street were there to raise their voices in nonviolent protest — but were apparently overlooked by media outlets focused on pandemonium.
Several National Review contributors have called for criminal-justice reform, with a particular focus on unduly harsh sentences for nonviolent offenders and the nightmare of civil-asset forfeiture without due process.
He was overcome by the audio aspect of the exhibit, which helps guests experience the brutal harassment endured during the nonviolent protests that Lewis often led.
The department tightened the policy so officers could not chase for misdemeanor offenses, such as drug possession, or nonviolent felonies, such as burglary.
The book argues strongly against the notion that our vast and indefensible prison-industrial complex was deliberately created by an explicitly racist war on drugs that swept up nonviolent drug offenders, primarily black, from the 1980s on.
As part of their efforts, Milwaukee prosecutors are looking for alternatives to prison for nonviolent offenders.
Sheriff Moats is recommending that the six inmates, who are all nonviolent offenders, receive reduced sentences for their good deed.
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First Known Use of nonviolent
Related Wordsbloodless; conciliatory, irenic, pacific, peacemaking; nonbelligerent, unaggressive, unassertive; appeasing, conciliating, mollifying, pacifying, placating; calming, quieting, soothing
Near Antonymsarmed, martial, militant, military, warlike; aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, quarrelsome; antagonistic, argumentative, fierce, gladiatorial, hostile; tempestuous, volcanic
NONVIOLENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonviolent for English Language Learners
: not using or involving violence
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