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So, we instituted something we call “farming for dissent,” where on these big decisions everybody has to write down in public in a shared document, how they feel about the idea and their judgment about it.

The law, aimed at silencing dissent, shattered the notion that Hong Kong’s legislature is independent from Beijing.

From Fortune

He said Ikhrata was trying to remove a voice of dissent on the SANDAG board.

Given Lukashenko’s control over the system — he won’t allow independent election observers — it remains unlikely that Tikhanovskaya will win outright, but the past couple of weeks have fueled the fire of a growing dissent.

From Ozy

Justice Alito filed a separate dissent, joined by Justice Thomas.

In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.

Priests often preach support for the regime to their congregations, many of whom loudly dissent.

As noted by Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey in dissent, this is an outrageous position.

Others also suspect civil groups with funding coming from Mainland China are sowing dissent.

Racial mistrust, military tactics against citizens, dissent quashed.

What justifies the disruption requires a dissent from the civil power, as a power not of God.

The first reading was carried without a division, the Duke of Richmond being the only peer who expressed dissent.

It requires more power and strength of mind and decision of character to dissent from the Church of the State than to support it.

For from these three Chapels came not only the impulse of the spiritual life of Llanyglo, but its local politics of dissent also.

He was re-nominated the next year without dissent or opposition, but declined a re-election on account of ill health.


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On this page you'll find 140 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dissent, such as: discord, dissension, disunity, objection, opposition, and protest.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.