Example sentences for: dissent

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

  • 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).

  • China's leaders have drawn conclusions from the collapse of the Soviet Union: that if they allow dissent or take steps toward democracy, they will be dead or jailed in a decade; and that no amount of economic benefit is worth the destruction of their regime.

  • The best way to nurture civil society and dissent in Cuba is by embargo.

  • I respectfully dissent from both aspects of the judgment.

  • Faced with an episode of dissent back then, he stripped one nonconformist freshman of a choice committee assignment.

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