Origin of dissent
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OTHER WORDS FROM dissentdis·sent·ing·ly, adverbnon·dis·sent·ing, adjective, nounun·dis·sent·ing, adjective
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DISSENT VS. DESCENT
What's the difference between dissent and descent?
Dissent can be a noun meaning disagreement, as in I voiced my dissent, or a verb meaning to disagree, as in The judge is expected to dissent. Descent is a noun that means the act of moving downward (descending), a downward movement, or downward movement in general.
The two words are pronounced exactly the same.
Perhaps the best way to remember the difference between the two is to think about what related words mean and how they’re spelled. Words related to dissent involve agreement or disagreement and end with -sent, including assent and consent.
Words related to descent involve movement and are spelled with sc, including descend, ascent, ascension, and transcend.
Here’s an example of dissent and descent used correctly in a sentence.
Example: There was dissent among the climbers about whether they should attempt the descent during the storm.
Quiz yourself on dissent vs. descent!
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How to use dissent in a sentence
So, we instituted something we call “farming for dissent,” where on these big decisions everybody has to write down in public in a shared document, how they feel about the idea and their judgment about it.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
The law, aimed at silencing dissent, shattered the notion that Hong Kong’s legislature is independent from Beijing.Hong Kong’s citywide COVID-19 testing has become a barometer of public trust|eamonbarrett|September 9, 2020|Fortune
He said Ikhrata was trying to remove a voice of dissent on the SANDAG board.One Race Could Make or Break Plans to Overhaul the Region’s Transportation System|Jesse Marx|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Given Lukashenko’s control over the system — he won’t allow independent election observers — it remains unlikely that Tikhanovskaya will win outright, but the past couple of weeks have fueled the fire of a growing dissent.
Justice Alito filed a separate dissent, joined by Justice Thomas.
In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
Priests often preach support for the regime to their congregations, many of whom loudly dissent.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As noted by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey in dissent, this is an outrageous position.
Others also suspect civil groups with funding coming from Mainland China are sowing dissent.
Racial mistrust, military tactics against citizens, dissent quashed.
What justifies the disruption requires a dissent from the civil power, as a power not of God.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
The first reading was carried without a division, the Duke of Richmond being the only peer who expressed dissent.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It requires more power and strength of mind and decision of character to dissent from the Church of the State than to support it.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
For from these three Chapels came not only the impulse of the spiritual life of Llanyglo, but its local politics of dissent also.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
He was re-nominated the next year without dissent or opposition, but declined a re-election on account of ill health.