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synonyms for passive resistance

  • civil disobedience
  • nonresistance
  • nonviolent resistance
See also synonyms for: passive resister
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How to use passive resistance in a sentence

There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
A double detachment of soldiers was already there, with orders to support him in case of resistance.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A mild degree means that the body is not reacting well, or else that the infection is too slight to call forth much resistance.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Passive hyperemia occurs most commonly in diseases of the heart and liver and in pregnancy.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
This stubborn resistance lent all the more lustre to the piety of our benignant Rulers.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
His voice grated—like machinery started with violent effort against resistance.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In conversation their minds are apt to remain in a recipient passive state.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
A well-marked leukocytosis usually indicates good resistance.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
But the desperate resistance they encountered compelled them to abandon the island with the loss of 25,000 men.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
And to the resistance of the spring must also be added the resistance of the wind-pressure, which increased with every stop drawn.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
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WORDS RELATED TO PASSIVE RESISTANCE

  • absention
  • circumvention
  • delay
  • departure
  • dodge
  • dodging
  • elusion
  • escape
  • escapism
  • eschewal
  • evasion
  • flight
  • forbearance
  • nonparticipation
  • parry
  • passive resistance
  • prevention
  • recession
  • recoil
  • restraint
  • retreat
  • runaround
  • self-restraint
  • shirking
  • shunning
  • steering clear of
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