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The Alien and Sedition Acts were attempts to silence early political dissent in America.
  to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
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A Supreme Court dissenting opinion is a written opinion that represents the beliefs of one or more justices who disagreed with the majority.
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  • The Alien and Sedition Acts were attempts to silence early political dissent in America.
  • The Supreme Court was unanimous except for one dissenting opinion.
  • May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
    Dwight David Eisenhower (34th President)
  • Several Republicans dissented from their party on the vote.

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  • Mr. Merriweather could not drive, and if their dissension reached the acrimonious, Mrs. Merriweather would stop the car and hitchhike to town.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • ...it would only sow hatred, distrust, and dissent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But to my surprise, no one mutters in dissent and no one laughs.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The war isn’t even over, and already there’s dissension...
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • In the rumbling of the crowd, I hear the dissent.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • There was a chorus of agreement with only one dissentient voice.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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  • "I will tolerate no dissension up there."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • There is, however, a small dissenting faction.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Stephen dissented openly from Bloom’s views on...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Pa looked at the face of each one for dissent, and then he said, "Want to call ’im over, Tommy?"
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Dumbledore made a small noise of dissent through his long, crooked nose.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Should I utter so much as a word of dissent, I am confident they would label me a communist anarchist, and then even Andreas’s influence would not save me from the dungeons.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • According to Andrews and a dissenting California Supreme Court judge, the ruling...
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Cuba is still developing, she tells me, and can’t afford the luxury of dissent.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • This is nothing more than Astaroth’s attempt to sow dissension in our midst.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He spoke of a time when "dissent is often confused with subversion."
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Even Jordan’s party, the quartet from East Egg, were rent asunder by dissension.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • "All those reports are supposed to stir up dissension against Abnegation," he says,
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He gave no orders, but only assented to or dissented from what others suggested.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He was feelin’ us out, checkin’ how loyal we are to Hector. If he senses any dissension, his gang might take advantage.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • And this same progeny of evils comes from our debate, from our dissension:
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • but I dissented:
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • rancour and dissension
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • ... all approved Wennerström’s accounting without a single dissenting vote.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • You wrote this to make dissension between me and my family,
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Robert proposed it, and there was not a dissenting voice.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • There was not a dissentient voice on the subject,
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • a private soldier ... who wandered freely into staff meetings and joined or dissented in the decisions of general officers.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Now, there’s a world full of dissension about this, but the vast majority seem to think that there are some rules that have to be followed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • "Let me finish," the mother said, sensing dissension.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • ...though at bottom they dissented from some points Captain Vere had put to them,
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • They informed her of trouble-making office rumors, expecting that she would relay them to the readers and create dissension.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • There were no dissentient voices
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He was sorry to be the cause of this new dissension.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Catherine was called on to confirm; Catherine could not tell a falsehood even to please Isabella; but the latter was spared the misery of her friend’s dissenting voice, by not waiting for her answer.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • instead of serving the cause of brotherly love and the union of humanity have fallen, on the contrary, into dissension and isolation
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • only one son was left, a schoolboy and a subject of dissension.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • The dissenting group ... consists of...
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • had it continued much longer, fresh matter of dissension would, most probably, have arisen between the brother and sister;
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Let now your immature dissension cease;
    Sit quiet, and compose your souls to peace.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Story declared that on a vote of six to one, with Judge Henry Baldwin dissenting but not rendering a written opinion, the court found the following:
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • While not dissenting, the old doctor reminded him that the future remained uncertain; history proved that epidemics have a way of recrudescing when least expected.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The sparks of dissension soon kindled into a blaze; and the colonies, or rather, as they quickly declared themselves, THE STATES, became a scene of strife and bloodshed for years.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • "Dear woman,"
    quick Odysseus answered, "twist it however you like,
    your dream can only mean one thing...
    ..."
    "Ah my friend," seasoned Penelope dissented,
    "dreams are hard to unravel, wayward, drifting things—
    not all we glimpse in them will come to pass …."
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • By holy Paul, they love his grace but lightly
    That fill his ears with such dissentious rumours.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • shook his head in strong dissent.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
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