Persons who refuse to conform to prevailing political and social values.
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How to use dissidents in a sentence
Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
But Alex Rubin cannot afford to offend any of the media willing to cover safely dead dissidents.
But once on the site, dissidents and activists will be now be able to connect and communicate better than before.
Martial law descends on the city while the KGB knocks on doors of known dissidents.The Belarus Free Theatre’s Badass Dissident Artists Get the HBO Treatment | Katie Baker | July 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
President Sisi, already infamous for his crackdowns on dissidents and the press, is now going after the LGBT community.Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood | Bel Trew | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Catherine took the side of the dissidents, and figured as the champion of religious toleration.Diderot and the Encyclopdists | John Morley
Against dissidents from the legal worship of the Church the Presbyterians were as bitter as Laud himself.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8) | John Richard Green
For the murmurs of the dissidents he cared nothing, having made up his mind.In the Morning of Time | Charles G. D. Roberts
In the Polish diets the dissidents, as they were called, met their opponents with vigour and success.
The greatest trials were reserved for the religious dissidents who dared to differ with the king.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2 | Arthur Griffiths