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refusenik

, refusnik
1. (formerly) a Jew in the Soviet Union who had been refused permission to emigrate
2. a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction
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There are people interred in Westminster Abbey and St Paul's who did far less to enhance the reputation of Britain on a global scale than Bowie, Rickman, and other refuseniks like Graham Greene, LS Lowry, Alan Bennett and John Cleese.
Taking my cue from other refuseniks, I refuse to cooperate with CBP agents' questioning.
Most of the book is based on interviews with the refuseniks and activists.
by Yediot Ahranot Israel is launching an international diplomatic campaign meant to portray Hamas' Khaled Mashl and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as cohorts and peace refuseniks, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday.
Like true creatives, they are refuseniks of the obvious, ugly ducklings with swan-like minds, and are often rubbish - or simply lazy - at writing, so much so that they find themselves forced to do as little of it as they can, something that makes them get to the crux of things pretty damn quick.
In March 1987, he precipitated the Soviet delegation walkout when he arranged for Natan Sharansky to address the plight of the Jewish refuseniks.
Not only would this give the refuseniks nowhere to hide, but it would stimulate real demand from real consumers in real tourist and shopping areas, as well as all the other benefits from increased information flow on health, education and culture that promotes a vibrant atmosphere for entrepreneurial activity.
I've even thought of marketing a charity wristband so that refuseniks like myself can identify each other and strike up conversations that don't revolve around Wagner's hairdo or Patsy Kensit's paso doble.
Meanwhile, moderate Muslims challenge militant Muslims, putative Muslim refuseniks denounce Muslim extremists, and would-be reformists repudiate apologists who refuse to embrace the need for change.
The refuseniks - or rather their agents - fear that offering to take part in free commercial slots will damage their own private sponsorship deals which can run into several millions of pounds.
The bank refuseniks, for instance, include senior and influential councillors of the calibre of Peter Howard, Randal Brew and Margaret Waddington.
Not that I am familiar with the Sandy Lane Hotel, it just feels that way because I've read about it and its guest list of wealthy Christmas refuseniks every year for goodness knows how long.