It was also clear that Olivia was at Perkins Day under protest, and a vocal one at that.
Sarah Dessen -- Lock and Key
CHAPTER XXXIV It was her habit to remain in town very late in the summer; she preferred the house in Washington Square to any other habitation whatever, and it was under protest that she used to go to the seaside for the month of August.
Henry James -- Washington Square
Even Jim himself was answered in jerky short sentences, under protest as it were.
Joseph Conrad -- Lord Jim
I will carry out your views, sir; but, under protest.’
Charles Dickens -- Little Dorrit
Bartle Massey had consented to attend the wedding at Adam’s earnest request, under protest against marriage in general and the marriage of a sensible man in particular.
George Eliot -- Adam Bede
Once they were in the Emperor’s study together—just those two and myself—I was unobserved—and they argued, and the Emperor seemed to be agreeing to something under protest.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- The Idiot
But under protest," Lieutenant Berrendo told the captain.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
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The rest follow his example, more or less under protest].
George Bernard Shaw -- Man And Superman
"Under protest," I observed, and I rolled up the left one.