Example sentences for: dissents

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

  • Rehnquist was the Burger court's outlier, writing lonely, sclerotic dissents and preaching a conservative legal philosophy long before it became popular.

  • Family values are fine, in their place, but this is the wrong place" (Terrence Rafferty, The New Yorker ). The New York Times ' Janet Maslin, however, dissents: "[T]here are some slow patches and formulaic touches, but that's a fair trade for the fun of watching Mr. Williams and Mr. Crystal make an irresistible comic team."

  • Praise goes to Kirstie Alley, who plays an aging ex-model now in the lingerie business: "Less frenetic than Lucy, more mature than Mary" (Richard Corliss, Time ). The Washington Post 's Tom Shales dissents, calling Alley unwatchably neurotic and "in a virtually perpetual feverish tizzy."

  • 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.

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


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