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disarm

[dis′ärm]
(ordnance)
To remove the detonating device or fuse of a bomb, mine, or other piece of explosive ordnance, or otherwise render it incapable of exploding in its usual manner.
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Of course, arms controllers, disarmers, and the entire global nonproliferation regime seized upon this vision with delight, holding conferences, planning initiatives, forming alliances, writing articles, and reshaping other related movements into this one.
In the two-party system which dominated in Britain after 1945, it was Labour which attracted critics of Empire and imperialism, opponents of militarism, nuclear disarmers, and activists who wanted detente with the Communist bloc.
Edmonson (1981) identifies certain functions of but such as interactional countering but, topic resumption but, concession but, and but after disarmers which are typical of spoken discourse but inappropriate for academic writing.
Lovers of freedom, lovers of social justice, disarmers, peacekeepers, civil disobeyers, democrats, civil rights activists, and defenders of the environment are legions in a single multiform cause.
Nationalists and nuclear disarmers had already taken issue with NATO's then-retiring Supreme Commander General Lauris Norstad's remarks that Canada was not honouring its commitments with the Alliance.
The anti-gun movement has been citing a few studies done by hard-line disarmers at the Violence Policy Center and Americans for Gun Safety.
It was all very sobering, and those attending courses came away, if not nuclear disarmers, at any rate determined to do whatever lay in their power to prevent such horrors.
Would they do that if it was a blockade by at trade union, anti-capitalists, animal rights, Greenpeace, nuclear disarmers, or Friends of the Earth?
Gore made a name for himself by trying to reach a compromise between the unilateral disarmers in the Democratic Party and the hawks in the Reagan administration who wanted to squander vast sums on an MX missile.
Nor is the historical revisionism to which the Washington Conference was subjected in the post-World War Two period a reason to impugn the disarmers of 1921-1922.