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This dissension led to much unnecessary trouble and bloodshed.

The dissension that now reigned throughout the land was great.

Great laughter among the Seniors, and signs of dissension in the Den.

If they crackle or start away from each other, dissension and separation are ahead.

It may too, by negligence, become a provoker of dissension and enmity.

The dissension filled the camp with excitement, agitation, and ill will.

But I disapprove of sowing the seeds of dissension in any church.

We did not want them there to believe there was dissension and almost mutiny impending.

For that dissension neither he nor they can be severely blamed.

Consultations were held—by precisely whom, no one could say, but in them there was dissension.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French dissension (12c.) and directly from Latin dissensionem (nominative dissensio) "disagreement, difference of opinion, discord, strife," noun of action from past participle stem of dissentire "disagree" (see dissent).

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