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dissent
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
  • Still in the Dissenting line, eh?
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (97% in)
  • The small boys wore excellent corduroy, the girls went out as tidy servants, or did a little straw-plaiting at home: no looms here, no Dissent; and though the public disposition was rather towards laying by money than towards spirituality, there was not much vice.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (62% in)
  • On this ground it was (professionally speaking) fortunate for Dr. Minchin that his religious sympathies were of a general kind, and such as gave a distant medical sanction to all serious sentiment, whether of Church or Dissent, rather than any adhesion to particular tenets.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (57% in)
  • But she also liked to think that it was well in every sense for Mr. Bulstrode to have won the hand of Harriet Vincy; whose family was undeniable in a Middlemarch light—a better light surely than any thrown in London thoroughfares or dissenting chapel-yards.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (77% in)
  • Once more he saw himself the young banker's clerk, with an agreeable person, as clever in figures as he was fluent in speech and fond of theological definition: an eminent though young member of a Calvinistic dissenting church at Highbury, having had striking experience in conviction of sin and sense of pardon.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (79% in)
  • He smiled much less; when he said "Exactly" it was more often an introduction to a dissentient opinion than in those submissive bachelor days; and Dorothea found to her surprise that she had to resolve not to be afraid of him—all the more because he was really her best friend.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (1% in)
  • It is only clergymen like Mr. Tyke, who want to use Dissenting hymn-books and that low kind of religion, who ever found Bulstrode to their taste.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (11% in)

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