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Definition to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts were attempts to silence early political dissent in America.
dissent = disagreement
  • The Supreme Court was unanimous except for one dissenting opinion.
  • dissenting = disagreeing
  • May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
    Dwight David Eisenhower (34th President)
  • Several Republicans dissented from their party on the vote.
  • would only sow hatred, distrust, and dissent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • dissent = disagreement
  • But to my surprise, no one mutters in dissent and no one laughs.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • dissent = disagreement
  • In the rumbling of the crowd, I hear the dissent.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • dissent = disagreement
  • The war isn't even over, and already there's dissension...
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • dissension = disagreement
  • He spoke of a time when "dissent is often confused with subversion."
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • dissent = disagreement
  • Cuba is still developing, she tells me, and can't afford the luxury of dissent.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • dissent = disagreement
  • According to Andrews and a dissenting California Supreme Court judge, the ruling...
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • dissenting = disagreeing
  • Stephen dissented openly from Bloom's views on...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • dissented = disagreed
  • Dumbledore made a small noise of dissent through his long, crooked nose.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • dissent = disagreement
  • This is nothing more than Astaroth's attempt to sow dissension in our midst.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • dissension = disagreement
  • "I will tolerate no dissension up there."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • dissension = disagreement
  • There is, however, a small dissenting faction.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • dissenting = disagreeing
  • There was a chorus of agreement with only one dissentient voice.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • dissentient = disagreeing
  • 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
  • dissent = disagreement
  • 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
  • dissent = disagreement
  • Pst, pst, like a cat luring a mouse from its hole, they goad each other into quarrels and dissent.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
dissent = disagreement

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