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
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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.
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.
None of the dissident senators have ruled out supporting the legislation if it is revised.
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.
ISS said in its report that at least some of the Granite stock increase came as a result of the dissident shareholders’ efforts.
JERUSALEM — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is encouraging people across the world to challenge their leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, to fend off threats to basic human values posed by governments.
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