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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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.
Contrary to Richardson's statement, the historically black university has a rich history of protest and civil disobedience going back decades.
In an upcoming meeting, thanks to Franklin’s change of mind, the council will consider reversing the new off-leash regulations, which would be a return to the civil disobedience (and the lack of enforcement) that pertained before.
The congressmen were arrested on civil disobedience charges, along with several other New York state government officials.
As Kenyans look set to head to the polls, Messrs. Kenyatta and Odinga remained worlds apart, the one calling for unity, the other for civil disobedience.
My first flirtation with civil disobedience and protests occurred within the realm of the civil rights movement.
The practice only changed because black youth in the 1960s risked their lives to fight back against this discrimination with civil disobedience.
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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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