Example sentences for: dissent

How can you use “dissent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The dissent, written by Justice Harlan, explicitly addressed the problem of unequal bargaining power between owners and bakers:

  • Of course, Woody Allen captured this idea perfectly in Bananas , in the scene where he buys a pile of intellectual journals, and tries to slip a copy of a pornographic magazine in with them, only to have the shop owner holler, "Hey Harry, how much for a copy of Orgasm ?" Later, Allen sits on the subway, gazing at the offending item, which he has neatly tucked into the latest edition of Commentary , with an article by Irving Kristol on the cover (another favorite Woody Allen line, of course, comes in Annie Hall , when he quips that Dissent and Commentary have merged to form a new magazine called Dysentery-- I was probably one of the few 11-year-olds to laugh at that one).

  • An excellent piece in the NYT "Arts" section chronicles the growing dissent to "Washington Consensus," a post-Cold War methodology that favors open markets and freer trade.

  • It surprises me to see a Big Name economics journalist like Krugman following this trend, and, further, using it to discourage dissent within the profession.

  • An article condemns the "pathologizing of radical dissent" in the Unabomber case.


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