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Non. v.a. [Latin.] Not. It is never used separately, but sometimes prefixed to words with a negative power.

Since you to non-regardance cast my faith,
And I partly know the instrument
That screws me from my true place in your favour;
Live you the marble-breasted tyrant still.

A mere inclination to matters of duty, men reckon a willing of that thing; when they are justly charged with an actual non-performance of what the law requires? South.

For an account at large of Bishop Sanderson's last judgment concerning God's concurrence, or non-concurrence with the actions of men, and the positive entity of sins of commission, I refer you to his letters. Pierce.

The third sort of agreement or disagreement in our ideas, which the perception of the mind is employed about, is coexistence, or non-existence in the same subject. Locke.

It is not a non-act, which introduces a custom, a custom being a common usage. Ayliffe's Parergon.

In the imperial chamber this answer is not admitted, viz. I do not believe it as the matter is alledged. And the reason of this non-admission is, because of its great uncertainty. Ayliffe's Parergon.

An apparitor came to the church, and informed the parson, that he must pay the tenths to such a man; and the bishop certified the ecclesiastical court under his seal on the non-payment of them, that he refused to pay them. Ayliffe.

The non-appearance of persons to support the united sense of both houses of parliament, can never be construed as a general diffidence of being able to support the charge against the patent and patentee. Swift.

This may be accounted for by the turbulence of passions upon the various and surprising turns of good and evil fortune, in a long evening at play; the mind being wholly taken up, and the consequence of non-attention so fatal. Swift.

Sources: Ayliffe, John (43) · Locke, John (269) · Pierce, Thomas (2) · South, Robert (158) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

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