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  1. disagreeing, especially with a majority
  2. (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
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How To Use dissentient In A Sentence

  • Lastly, the problem of dissentient minorities must in the end be addressed if environmental protection regimes are to establish common rules and implement collective policies followed by all member states.
  • However, it is not clear if this was the reality, and there were many dissentients from this thesis.
  • We plead that wage-earning women who are economically independent of men by reason of their labour in shop, office, and factory should no longer be compelled to remain voiceless: the dissentients reply that the presence of women in those capacities is an anomaly of civilization, which will not be remedied by the creation o f a fresh anomaly. The Psychology of the Suffragette
  • Seldom performed sequentially and together, they were taken up integrally in 1966 by a dissentient cellist in the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in an interpretation that changed the world's perception of Viennese sound.
  • An acknowledged expert in finance, his budgets were received with scarcely a dissentient voice.
  • The chapter identifies varied readings - dissident, resistant, heritagist, liberationist, nationalist, and dissentient - as responses to colonialism and to the after effects, neocolonialism.
  • A claim might be made by dissentient member States that the actions of the organisation were not in compliance with its treaty.
  • Madam Speaker, I draw your attention to the definition of ‘leave’ in Standing Order 3, which states that it ‘means permission to do something that is granted without a dissentient voice’.
  • The words of dead poets are read and confirmed like the minutes of the previous meeting, with perhaps the dissentient voice of one Scotch shareholder.
  • This is just another example of the ever-repeated tendency of the long established religions to produce dissentient sects.
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