a difference of opinion


: lack of agreement
There seems to be a difference of opinion about what we should do next.

Examples of a difference of opinion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wray, meanwhile, discussed a difference of opinion over Garland’s 2021 memo instructing the FBI to coordinate with local law enforcement over threats against school boards. Farnoush Amiri, BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2023 The nation’s two political parties have long had a difference of opinion on the issue, but the divide has blown wide open over the past few decades. Dante Chinni, NBC News, 25 June 2023 Tuesday’s attack on Moscow also highlighted a difference of opinion among Ukraine’s Western supporters. Isobel Koshiw, Washington Post, 31 May 2023 If leaders can demonstrate how to share a difference of opinion and communicate clearly and appropriately using synchronous and asynchronous communication channels, their teams will follow suit. Hanna Marie Asmussen, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Cabrera and the Sox quickly had a difference of opinion on his worth, and tension with teammates resulted in his free-agency departure after one season. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, 18 Oct. 2020 But this goes beyond a difference of opinion or interpretation. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 14 July 2020 They might be needed to overcome a difference of opinion or strong feelings. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 27 July 2021 Perhaps there’s a difference of opinion within the family about whether Tuesday is a plausible moment for the subject of a two-year-old investigation to learn about it. James Freeman, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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“A difference of opinion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20difference%20of%20opinion. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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