Origin of dissident
Examples from the Web for dissident
But his account of a dissident plot involving Gambian expats using U.S. weapons is similar to what Faal told the FBI.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Rights activists like Boledi, the Iranian Baluch dissident living in Sweden, harbor some of the same concerns.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He literally went underground to hold services,” Moscow-based dissident and journalist Victor Davidoff said in an email.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dissident filmmakers are routinely thrown in jail, forced to flee the country, or banned from work.
Beijing's embassy in Washington could be in front of "Liu Xiaobo Plaza," an imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident.
Moreover, these dissident patterns merge into a remarkably harmonious, almost normal, average curve.A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds.|George H. Lowery.
Thy-doxy, if thou be Dissident, is that he cannot; but that he must become an accursed thing.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
And after tonight, I wasn't sure that I was in any better shape than a Chinese dissident.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Hoxha silenced the dissident elements, however, and had most of them expelled from the Party or arrested.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
The arguments employed had been considered and rejected a hundred times already by every member of the dissident group.The Testing of Diana Mallory|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Word Origin for dissident
1530s, from Latin dissidentem (nominative dissidens), present participle of dissidere "to be remote; disagree, be removed from," literally "to sit apart," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).
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.