Definition of dissident
: disagreeing especially with an established religious or political system, organization, or belief dissident elements in the armed forces
Examples of dissident in a Sentence
dissident elements within the Catholic Church
Recent Examples of dissident from the Web
In the picture, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, wearing hospital clothes, and his wife each held a Pooh mug, smiling at the camera with an empty chair in the background.
In the days after the Chinese writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, on Oct. 8, 2010, his country cut off trade talks with Norway, home of the Nobel committee, and placed his wife under house arrest.
Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident writer, is dying of liver cancer.
His dissident thinking, meanwhile, aroused suspicion.
He was released, but when Sisi and the army came to power — Youssef riffed on a military claim to have found the cure for AIDS — there was even less tolerance for dissident humor.
One question pertained to Liu Xiaobo, the dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.
By DIDI TANG, Associated Press BEIJING -- Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday.
BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, authorities and his friends say.
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