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pacifist
used in This Side of Paradise

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Definition
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
  • Pacifism played in the back of his mind, and he read The Masses and Lyoff Tolstoi faithfully.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (9% in)
  • Then, after a week, Amory saw Burne and knew at once that argument would be futile—Burne had come out as a pacifist.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (68% in)
  • "But think of the cheapness of it—no one's really going to martyr you for being a pacifist—it's just going to throw you in with the worst—"
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (70% in)
  • The pageantry of his disillusion took shape in a world-old procession of Prophets, Athenians, Martyrs, Saints, Scientists, Don Juans, Jesuits, Puritans, Fausts, Poets, Pacifists; like costumed alumni at a college reunion they streamed before him as their dreams, personalities, and creeds had in turn thrown colored lights on his soul; each had tried to express the glory of life and the tremendous significance of man; each had boasted of synchronizing what had gone before into his own...
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (31% in)

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