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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISSENT

Graham fell in with the scheme without a murmur of dubiety or dissent.

A murmur of dissent from the others drove him back into shy silence.

And to the class of opposites belong assent and dissent, desire and avoidance.

And why, I said, do you neither assent nor dissent, Protagoras?

Roma withdrew her hand from the hand of the Pope and made an exclamation of dissent.

She would have interrupted with expressions of astonishment and dissent, but he would not hear them.

In politics for example it is easy to see the progress of dissent.

"I ask nothing at all," she said, which was neither assent nor dissent.

All their rejoicing passed off without a word of dissent from any Unionist.

Layton shook his head in dissent, but could not repress a faint smile.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin dissentire "differ in sentiments, disagree, be at odds, contradict, quarrel," from dis- "differently" (see dis-) + sentire "to feel, think" (see sense (n.)). Related: Dissented; dissenting. The noun is 1580s, from the verb.

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