Recent Examples of subversion from the Web
That type of subversion only hurts legitimate efforts to calm tensions over policing and hate crimes, said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
But there's something about Beck's brand of subversion that leaves me cold.
In an unusually partisan step, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who was supposed to be leading an investigation into Russian subversion and Team Trump, anointed himself one of the administration’s leading defenders.
In casting spurious aspersions about subversion at the highest level of the federal government, Johnson has earned comparisons to another, historically infamous Wisconsin senator.
At a trial two months later, he was convicted of state subversion and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
But the musical surroundings are so energizing, and she so at ease, that there’s nothing try-hard about such subversions.
At Coachella, Beyoncé’s staged her starkest and most joyful subversion of lockstep choreo yet.
Each form of getting around the rules is a subversion of the basics of the American democratic system.
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Did You Know?
Subversion is literally the "turning over" of something. In the 1950s and '60s, many people worried about communist subversion of the U.S. government, though they often saw subversive activities where none existed. Nondemocratic governments often claim that anyone who disagrees with them or joins a demonstration is a subversive. But subversion isn't always quite so serious a matter; when words like weekend, sandwich, job, *and *camping started being used by the French, for example, some of them began claiming that America was subverting their language.
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