verb (used without object)
Origin of dissent
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In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
As noted by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey in dissent, this is an outrageous position.
Racial mistrust, military tactics against citizens, dissent quashed.
But as Justice Ginsberg pointed out in dissent, their causal nexus is so thin as to be basically nonexistent.
In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg bristles at the majority's "decision of startling breadth."In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Court So Wrong in So Many Ways|Sally Kohn|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The priest shook his head, whether in dissent or agnosticism, but remained mute.The Innocence of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
Whatever may be the dissent I entertain, I have never spoken of her opinions in the language of contempt.The History Of The Last Trial By Jury For Atheism In England|George Jacob Holyoake
Hither comes any one breathing a sentiment of progress, any daring to dissent against dissent, against progress itself.Concord Days|A. Bronson Alcott
We must be able, free to dissent, and this is the reason of the obscurity of our faith.Explanation of Catholic Morals|John H. Stapleton
Dissent in England for years has been synonymous with pro-Germanism.War and the Weird|Forbes Phillips
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Word Origin and History for dissent
early 15c., from Latin dissentire "differ in sentiments, disagree, be at odds, contradict, quarrel," from dis- "differently" (see dis-) + sentire "to feel, think" (see sense (n.)). Related: Dissented; dissenting. The noun is 1580s, from the verb.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. [Jacob Bronowski "Science and Human Values," 1956]