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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NON-CONFORMIST

It was plain, but its plainness was not the barrenness of a non-conformist chapel.

I said mischievously, for I loved to jar his non-conformist conscience.

With Emerson he might have agreed that "whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist."

He looked shocked,he was a Non-conformist,but remembering in time how rich I was, he bowed with a meek patience.

He threatened to punish any man "who gave two pence" toward the support of a Non-conformist minister.

What was the attitude of the church toward these non-conformist movements?

Now, thousands of Non-conformist chapels proclaim its meaning gone, and its language an affectation and an insolence.

“Fault of any non-conformist country,” pleaded young Mr. Braid, finely assuming mortification.

Accordingly this was done, and certified by the non-conformist magnate of Ambleside Hall.

And besides, we had all the Non-conformist Ministers in the Country for us, and they brought in a power of hands.

WORD ORIGIN

also nonconformist, 1610s, originally one who adhered to Church of England doctrine but not its practice, from non- + conformist. After their ejection under the Act of Uniformity (1662) the name passed to the separate churches they joined or formed. In general use from 1670s as "one who does not participate in a practice or course of action." As an adjective from 1640s.

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