a.1.Not making resistance.
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I hesitated to describe the Catholic Church as a peace church, so as not to usurp a term proper to a designated group of Christian denominations, the "historic peace churches." At the same time, I did not want to commit Catholics to aspects of peacemaking that they do not endorse, specifically the nonresisting pacifism characteristic historically of Mennonites and other peace-church members such as the Quakers.
Met by the passive and nonresisting policy of the nationalist government in Nanjing, the Kwantung Army occupied all of Manchuria in the next five months.
We expect Polly's world to sound ancient, and it does in this version; indeed, on first hearing it may even pass for a traditionally detached, nonresisting performance.