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[ US /ˌdɪsəˈbidiəns, ˌdɪsoʊˈbidiəns/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪsə‍ʊbˈiːdi‍əns/ ]
  1. the trait of being unwilling to obey
  2. the failure to obey
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How To Use disobedience In A Sentence

  • Certainly there have been powerful nonviolent movements in which strikes, work stoppages, non-cooperation, and massive civil disobedience have been effective without any religious or moral reference.
  • They urge people to take a sickie or nick off from school to celebrate the disobedience of orders.
  • Break them and await arrest in willful, principled civil disobedience. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Rhetoric of Opposition
  • For this cause also God has banished from His presence him who did of his own accord stealthily sow the tares, that is, him who brought about the transgression; [4433] but He took compassion upon man, who, through want of care no doubt, but still wickedly [on the part of another], became involved in disobedience; and ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
  • In many ways we have fallen into a similar pattern of disobedience, and need the gracious intervention of God to deliver us from spiritual and moral decay.
  • Stop playing the poor downtrodden man and begin a campaign of civil disobedience. Times, Sunday Times
  • Kifaya, for one, is more interested in promoting what it calls ‘political disobedience’ than rebutting accusations levelled against it.
  • If, as promised, they throng through the streets of London when the ban comes into force in February, any civil disobedience will only harden the attitudes of the liberal townies whose routines they will be disrupting.
  • When these minorities pass from disobedience to rebellion, the elites lack the resources to quell revolts.
  • The only way to establish obedience in a child is to punish each and every wilful disobedience to a command.
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