Examples of civil disobedience in a Sentence
In an act of civil disobedience, the family sent its tax money to an antiwar organization.
A student organization is encouraging civil disobedience as a way to get the university to change its policies.
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Contrary to Richardson's statement, the historically black university has a rich history of protest and civil disobedience going back decades.
There’s a rich intellectual strain that argues that acts of civil disobedience, like tearing down statues that commemorate treasonous, white supremacist revolts against the United States government, deserve lenience.
Kendrick Lamar is close enough to Watts in proximity to understand its despair, close enough to the civil disobedience of the 1992 riots to understand their rage, to understand that there is no exit.
That could possibly kick off days or weeks of civil disobedience.
Moderates want Mr Puigdemont to call a fresh regional election; radicals want a formal declaration of independence backed by a campaign of civil disobedience.
In terms of people arrested, the numbers increased from 251 arrests in August to 533 in September, with at least 262 (about 49 percent) of those September arrests coming in 26 cases of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Some independence supporters have promised a campaign of civil disobedience.
Weeks of civil disobedience in Catalonia probably lie ahead.
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Definition of civil disobedience for English Language Learners
: refusal to obey laws as a way of forcing the government to do or change something
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