conscientious objector

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conscientious objector one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
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Quotations

  • John F. Kennedy
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    “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”

Usage

In literature:

Conscientious objectors to that process are not permitted, she found, in Canongate.
"Ann Veronica" by H. G. Wells
They are "ministers of religion"; whereas we Socialists may not even have the status of "conscientious objectors.
"The Profits of Religion" by Upton Sinclair
Of course every shirker, every coward and slacker in the country decided at once to be a conscientious objector.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
The conscientious objector's point of view is very simple.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
The problem of the slacker and of the conscientious objector, although vexatious, was never serious.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
The attitude of "conscientious objectors" to militarism in England is England's own affair.
"Six days of the Irish Republic" by Louis Redmond-Howard
The girls always surmised that he must be a conscientious objector.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
When the World War came he declared himself a conscientious objector.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Even a Conscientious Objector loses his conscience when there is a woman in the case.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
So the conscientious objector, in the English sense, may be and is one of the peculiar by-products of England.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Morning chapel is obligatory: conscientious objectors, if aborigines, may keep a private fetish in their rooms.
"The Casual Ward academic and other oddments" by A. D. Godley
I'm a conscientious objector.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
He's worse than a conscientious objector.
"Men, Women and Guns" by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
Susan rejoiced, also, in the notable fact that Nether-Applewhite harboured no conscientious objectors.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
There was a sudden "Pop," and out came Mr. THORNE with "Send it to the conscientious objectors.
"Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 19, 1916" by Various
Mr. Crabbe, the conscientious objector, was one of the first to rise on the ay vote.
"Short Stories of the New America" by Various
Sir FREDERICK BANBURY once more appeared in his favourite character of the conscientious objector.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Volume 150, May 17 1916" by Various
Americans may retort that we did not give gentle treatment to our own "conscientious objectors," and that is true.
"People of Destiny" by Philip Gibbs
Many were even conscientious objectors during the war, and there is no reason to doubt that they were sincere.
"The Problem of Foreign Policy" by Gilbert Murray
World-conquerors can tolerate no "conscientious objectors" in their ranks.
"The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels" by J. B. Atwater
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In news:

Report from a conscientious objector.
Conscientious Objector Josh Stieber on Being Wrong About the Military.
Soldier, Citing His Muslim Religion, Seeks Conscientious Objector Status.
Reservist seeking conscientious objector status says he's gay.
A 20-year-old Marine reservist seeking to be discharged as a conscientious objector has given himself a second way out -- he's told military leaders he's gay.
(For more on conscientious objectors , see my interview with J.E.
Noyd, who as a decorated Air Force captain and fighter pilot attracted worldwide attention in the 1960s as a conscientious objector who objected to only one war, the one in Vietnam, died Jan 11 in Seattle.
Identifying themselves as "conscientious objectors," some American soldiers are forgoing a second tour of duty on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan because of personal or moral reasons.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: Now, the story of a group of American soldiers -- conscientious objectors -- who volunteered to expose themselves to deadly viruses and bacteria, rather than go to war.
Veteran advocacy groups that want to end the war in Afghanistan are conducting an outreach campaign near Joint Base Lewis-McChord this week to connect soldiers with information about how to become conscientious objectors.
We also made this film to honor those who are willing to serve our country in the armed forces — all of them, including both conscientious objectors and sincere war-fighters.
On the eleventh of the eleventh, More4 will be marking remembrance Sunday by airing some of Channel 4's best programming about World War One including Fighting The Red Baron and Ian Hislop's Conscientious Objectors.
Only in America could the so-called "Twinkie Defense" merge with the conscientious objector argument to address the unique issues of the 21st century.
The film details the legal fight between Ali and the US government when the fighter became a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.
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