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A person regarded as non-existent or unimportant, or as having no rights; an ignored or forgotten person:‘these players were famous within their own communities, but non-persons outside them’Compare with unperson
insignificant person, nobody, nonentity, non-person, gnat, insect, cipher, pygmyView synonyms
- ‘Newt Gingrich, who defined the Republican Party in the '90s, was a non-person at this convention.’
- ‘If Colmes remains largely a non-person in progressive circles, his tendency to concede points to the right and criticize the left make him the favorite liberal of many conservatives.’
- ‘Trotsky had been declared a non-person and left radicalism had experienced a macabre renaissance in the form of the so-called Third Period of class struggle propagated by the Stalinist-dominated Comintern since 1928.’
- ‘That law allowed slave owners to kill their slaves, as the rights of life, liberty, and freedom do not extend to non-persons.’
- ‘That fact is relevant only if embryos are non-persons.’
- ‘Can you give us a glimpse into what it is like to have become a non-person amongst your former community?’
- ‘When that's gone, you start to feel like you're becoming a non-person.’
- ‘I have not talked to him and as far as I'm concerned he is a non-person.’
- ‘It was like I was a non-person and it left me feeling quite disgusted and upset.’
- ‘They were not allowed to vote because they were considered sub-rational non-persons!’
- ‘But Cornelia Rau's sister says Government policy must now be carefully managed to ensure non-citizens aren't simply treated as non-persons.’
- ‘But to Steve, he was apparently invisible, a non-person of the high school world.’
- ‘The 16 year old was a non-person to Ken; simply an arguing point.’
- ‘There is a real danger that immigrants may become non-persons in modern Ireland, leading to their marginalisation.’
- ‘They arrived, if they did arrive, utterly separated from their homelands and families, non-persons who were to be useful only for their work.’
- ‘Although the case was dismissed, deprived of passport, he became a non-person.’
- ‘Widows were considered burdens upon the community and family and they became non-persons.’
- ‘Contemporary law classified married and under-aged women as non-persons, their identities being subsumed under that of their husband or father.’
- ‘The student becomes a non-person in the group and either has to find a new organization or gives up aikido altogether.’
- ‘Rumfoord didn't take him seriously, since he considered him a non-person better off dead.’
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