Definition of pushback
1 : the action of forcing an object backward
2 : resistance or opposition in response to a policy or regulation especially by those affected
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But the college didn’t survive the turbulent 1960s, which saw thousands of nuns leave the Catholic church after the Vatican’s pushback against progressive reforms.
Li appeared alongside Angela Merkel, the German chancellor who’s a leading figure in the pushback against Trump. ‘
And the rule also sparked some strong pushback from Catholics and evangelicals who believe some types of birth control can cause abortions or who just oppose contraceptives overall.
But the measure is getting equal pushback from many doctors, nurses, dialysis corporations and patients themselves.
Daphne and Gulf Shores have also seen pushback on growth.
The pushback set up an all-too-familiar quandary for Republican leaders: Negotiate with conservatives on a bill that might turn off moderates and fail in the Senate, or abandon the party’s right flank and turn to Democrats for help.
The law has already received pushback in the current Ohio House session.
But there wasn’t the pushback expected given the history.
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