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- Not confrontational; approaching a dispute indirectly
2007 April 17, Barron H. Lerner, “In a Hospital Hierarchy, Speaking Up Is Hard to Do”, New York Times:
- Of course, […] physicians and students need to be educated about how to give feedback in professional and nonconfrontational ways.
2009 July 25, Frank Rich, “And That's Not the Way It Is”, New York Times:
- Just a few days before McNamara died, Politico uncovered a particularly graphic example involving The Post: an invitation to lobbyists to shell out $25,000 to $250,000 to sponsor off-the-record, nonconfrontational "salons" where they could mix with what a promotional flier called "the right people" and "alter the debate."