Origin of subversion
Examples from the Web for subversion
When the song ended, Wembore anticipated a fight and took off, pleased with the subversion of his dance.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It will be a tough task and will likely prompt yet more Russian aggression or subversion.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats|David Patrikarakos|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was damage control for a man who only quit bullying and lying and subversion of the law when he finally got cornered.
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for subversion on Christmas Day 2009.U.S. Businessman’s Chinese Legal Nightmare Includes Torture, Lawyers Say|Dan Levin|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Or Spike Jones cracks me up with his subversion of The Nutcracker.Christmas Music Sucks (Mostly), but Here’s a Playlist of Holiday Gems|Malcolm Jones|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I have long seen a formed party in the legislature, under his auspices, bent upon my subversion.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.|Benson J. Lossing
Under its present laws will it run on forever, or will these very laws in the end lead to its subversion?The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
A new doctrine seems at first a subversion of all our opinions, tastes, and manner of living.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
We always combine with the subversion of the old government the happy settlement which followed.
We must not only deter aggression; we must also frustrate the effort of Communists to gain their goals by subversion.
British Dictionary definitions for subversion
Word Origin for subversion
Word Origin and History for subversion
late 14c., "physical destruction, demolition, ruination," from Old French subversion, from Late Latin subversionem (nominative subversio) "an overthrow, ruin, destruction," from past participle stem of subvertere (see subvert).