Example sentences for: dissents

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

  • It's a portrait of the artist as a perfect swine" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). British newcomer Samantha Morton steals the show as a mute laundress who becomes Ray's lover: "Rarely has a performer mined such complex and potent emotion from such simple materials: a smile, a shrug, an attentive winsomeness" (David Ansen, Newsweek ). One critic dissents: Mike Clark of USA Today calls the film "depressing" and only "sporadically amusing."

  • (Rehnquist is a supreme rationalist, and even his critics admired the analytical force of his dissents.)

  • New York 's Walter Kirn dissents from the pack, complaining of McKibben's books in general--"his combination of arrogance and sincerity, narcissism and asceticism, is riveting and infuriating at once"--and of this book in specific--"The thesis is ancient and hard to argue with, though something in McKibben's pious manner may make one want to try."

  • In a sidebar , George Stephanopoulos dissents: The New York press will eat her alive, the Senate's a grind ("you won't fly on Air Force One or ride in escorted motorcades"), and she'd eventually make an even better presidential candidate.

  • Shatz also violently dissents from the scholarly consensus on civilian German attitudes toward Jews during World War II.


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