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Definition someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • The pacifist spoke out against the war.
pacifist = someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • Researchers can turn a pacifist mouse to a killer or a killer to a pacifist by adjusting their brain chemistry.
  • It is one thing for a pacifist to decide they will suffer the consequences of their inaction, but it is another to permit a general policy of submission to take the lives and liberties of others.
  • I'm a pacifist, a good-natured guy, I've never laid a hand on anybody since I was a kid.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • pacifist = someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • I'm a pacifist, if you want to know the truth.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • pacifist = someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • Is he a man of great physical courage—so great that he will have no half-conscious misgivings about the real motives of his pacifism?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • pacifism = opposition to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • The government had ended most graduate school deferments; the waiting lists for the National Guard and Reserves were impossibly long; my health was solid; I didn't qualify for CO status-no religious grounds, no history as a pacifist.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • pacifist = someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • Creeds like pacifism and anarchism, which seem on the surface to imply a complete renunciation of power, rather encourage this habit of mind.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • The watchman said, "Stupid owners are pacifists or some damn thing.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The prospect of using a weapon gave him mixed feelings, but he wasn't sure that he was meant to be a pacifist here in this reality.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Is this a company of pacifists?
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The guards, some of whom had previously identified themselves as pacifists, fell quickly into the role of hard-bitten disciplinarians.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Pacifism played in the back of his mind, and he read The Masses and Lyoff Tolstoi faithfully.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Is this not a pacifistic religion, this thing you have been spreading?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • So what if he was an avowed pacifist whose most aggressive attack strategy was known as the Slobber Offensive?
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Sister received copious amounts of mail from pacifists around the world.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It would have been difficult to voice his pacifist background, as he was the only Seventh-Day Adventist on the team.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • You must be the first pacifist this college has produced.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I'm sure he's quite the pacifist.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • He was a pacifist, my father, and even though he would talk about these sunny times for Poland, I knew that au fond he was gloomy and worried.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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