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subversion
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Brave New World
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  • Every discovery in pure science is potentially subversive; even science must sometimes be treated as a possible enemy.
  • By his heretical views on sport and soma, by the scandalous unorthodoxy of his sex-life, by his refusal to obey the teachings of Our Ford and behave out of office hours, ’even as a little infant,’ " (here the Director made the sign of the T), "he has proved himself an enemy of Society, a subverter, ladies and gentlemen, of all Order and Stability, a conspirator against Civilization itself.
  • He sat for some time, meditatively frowning, then picked up his pen and wrote across the title-page: "The author’s mathematical treatment of the conception of purpose is novel and highly ingenious, but heretical and, so far as the present social order is concerned, dangerous and potentially subversive.

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  • The Chinese activist was imprisoned for inciting subversion of state power.
  • Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.
    Kennedy, John F.  --  John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

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