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Pacifist   Listen
noun
pacifist  n.  
1.
A person opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes.
Synonyms: pacificist, disarmer.
2.
A person whose strong belief in pacifism causes him/her to refuse to participate in military activities, especially one who refuses to be drafted into the armed forces.






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"Pacifist" Quotes from Famous Books



... do his utmost toward seeing through to the end that which we had undertaken. I believe that it is the duty of the man who opposes war to oppose going to war up until the time of its actual declaration. My opposition to war is not based upon pacifist or non-resistant principles. It may be that the present state of civilization is such that certain international questions cannot be discussed; it may be that they have to be fought out. But the fighting never settles the question. It only gets the participants around to a frame of ...
— My Life and Work • Henry Ford

... he was an irreconcilable pacifist. Needing no answer, he went on: "I am sorry to see that the militarist ...
— At Plattsburg • Allen French

... its spirit, its inspiration and its direction. Side by side with it went a Nationalist agitation of ever-increasing boldness against the war. Ammunition for this campaign was readily found in the imputations, innuendoes, charges, mendacities of the Labor and pacifist extremists of Great Britain and France; they lost none of their malignancy in the retelling. Bourassa included Laurier in the scope of his denunciations. Laurier's loyal support of the war and his candid admonitions to the young men of his own race made him the target for ...
— Laurier: A Study in Canadian Politics • J. W. Dafoe



Words linked to "Pacifist" :   dovish, pacificist, pacifistic, grownup, disarmer, dove



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