There was an empty chair at today's Nobel ceremony because of China's crackdown on dissidents.
Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
But you've had your dissidents and you don't treat them all that well.
But once on the site, dissidents and activists will be now be able to connect and communicate better than before.
Less than a month earlier, there was a planned “gathering of dissidents” featuring an assortment of Nazi-envy characters.
They came personally in touch with every group of dissidents.
Lyell at once set all doubts at rest; the magic of his name silenced the derisive whispers of the dissidents.
Project Forever, as they termed it, has received some support from dissidents, who have not yet been apprehended.
The Diet, terrified, disorganized, immediately pronounced in favor of the dissidents.
After the accession of Stanislaus Poniatowsky to the throne in 1766, the dissidents attempted to regain their former rights.
1766, in reference to Protestants, from dissident (adj.). In the political sense first used 1940, coinciding with the rise of 20c. totalitarian systems, especially with reference to the Soviet Union.
Persons who refuse to conform to prevailing political and social values.