Examples of disobedience in a Sentence
The student's disobedience shocked the teacher.
The dog was punished for its disobedience.
Recent Examples of disobedience from the Web
Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan obtained a court order on the eve of Saturday’s massive civil-disobedience demonstrations in metro Vancouver, B.C., to force protesters to keep their distance.
On Wednesday, in an act of mass disobedience, more than 40 activists in Warsaw and Wroclaw read out a statement in front of the office of the Regional Prosecutor, describing crimes committed by Poles against Jews during and after the war.
Authorities had to drag her out of the theater, and Desmond was thrown in jail for 12 hours and fined for her disobedience.
That Rogelio Orizondo’s play touches on death, tyranny and disobedience to the state is not in question.
An employee review board in December 2016 had six members vote to suspend Wagner for 15 days for the conduct and behavior violation and to fire him for the disobedience to laws violation, with one member abstaining.
Foul language, insults, disobedience, disruption — Cruz’s behavior was exactly what schoolteachers frowned upon.
Rajoy dismissed both the regional government and police chief—there was no establishment of a government-in-exile, no campaign of mass disobedience, no street barricades, no police and army units declaring for the new Republic.
Separatist parties and grassroots groups have spoken of waging a campaign of disobedience to hamper the efforts by central authorities to run the region.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'disobedience.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of disobedience
doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, peevishness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity;
DISOBEDIENCE Defined for English Language Learners
DISOBEDIENCE Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up disobedience? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).