They never wanted to provoke, disobey, or be activists of any sort.
They are badly paid, badly trained, and threatened with early retirement or a court-martial if they disobey orders, says Mahfouz.
“I managed to disobey, and fortunately the officers got distracted,” he adds.
These members vow to protect the constitution but also to disobey any governmental orders that they deem “unconstitutional.”
It pains me to disobey you, madam, but you force me into the alternative, and I have no choice.
It seemed to him the call of duty, and that call, as he understood it,157 was one which it was not in him to disobey.
Euen so agreing with Agrippa, if the Members grudge, and disobey against their chiefe, the state must grow to ruine.
Boys soon know when they can disobey a teacher with impunity.
Thus were they assembled within the palace of Jove: nor did Neptune disobey the goddess, but he came to them from the sea.
We have no right at all to disobey the rules of hygiene just because we happen to feel like it.
late 14c., from Old French desobeir (13c.) "disobey; refuse service or homage," from Vulgar Latin *disoboedire, reformed with dis- from Late Latin inobedire, a back-formation from inobediens "not obeying," from Latin in- "not" + present participle of obedire (see obey). Related: Disobeyed; disobeying.