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dissent

1. Christianity separation from an established church; Nonconformism
2. the voicing of a minority opinion in announcing the decision on a case at law; dissenting judgment
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A large section of the audience expressed their indignation at such a slur upon the travelers by noisy shouts of dissent and cries of,
In politics for example it is easy to see the progress of dissent.
I am delighted, Thrasymachus, to see you not only nodding assent and dissent, but making answers which are quite excellent.
He was a man of fixed principles, strong prejudices, and regular habits, intolerant of dissent in any shape, acting under a firm conviction that his opinions were always right, and whoever differed from them must be either most deplorably ignorant, or wilfully blind.
The priest shook his head, whether in dissent or agnosticism, but remained mute.
I must have made some murmur of dissent, for she went on quickly: "Oh, yes, he did
Tis no more than exercisin' the acrimony of a gentleman when ye ask the dissent of ladies blockin' the way for steppin' between them.
Titchener, of course, dissents from this opinion, but I cannot see that his reasons for dissent are adequate.
She said nothing, and shook her cropped head in dissent.
The Prince gave vent to a little gesture of dissent.
She paused, then, without giving any sign of distress, added, "It's so difficult," and looked at me with a strange fixity, as if watching for a sign of dissent or surprise.
I cannot hold with other writers on these subjects that the prevalence of various forms of dissent in America, is in any way attributable to the non-existence there of an established church: indeed, I think the temper of the people, if it admitted of such an Institution being founded amongst them, would lead them to desert it, as a matter of course, merely because it WAS established.