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.

  • Not surprisingly, Scalia is no big fan of stare decisis : In his dissents, he often calls upon the court to scour away layers of encrusted precedent in order to get at the original meaning of the underlying text.

  • Washington Square is said to compare favorably with last winter's revisionist Portrait of a Lady , since it "respects James' complexities and bitter ironies" (David Ansen, Newsweek ). Critics also praise its "brusque, energetic pace" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ) and Leigh's "heartbreakingly good" performance ( People ). The New Republic 's Stanley Kauffmann dissents, calling the film "ill at ease, uncomfortable, straining for effect."

  • It's "a sort of Stephen King novel for highbrows" (David Gates, the New York Times Book Review ) that combines "existential bleakness" (David Ulin, Newsday ) and "breezy silliness" (Bill Kent, the Washington Post Book World ). The New York Times ' Michiko Kakutani dissents, calling Already Dead "simultaneously pretentious, sentimental, bubble-headed and gratuitously violent."

  • Slate's Walter Kirn, however, dissents, condemning Nothing Sacred as self-righteous "phony Hollywood iconoclasm."


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