Recent Examples of subversion from the Web
People who are more tolerant of chaos, novelty and the occasional whiff of danger or subversion would be drawn to less authoritarian government.
In April 2016, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of espionage and subversion.
Were this true, maybe some enterprising gun safety proponents could show up to its meetings, put on nametags, and engage in a bit of clever, low-grade subversion.
Despite the notoriously awful quality of the prose in the three 50 Shades novels (titled the same as the movies) by E. L. James, the smutty subversion of feminist ideology seemed to be the main driver of their popularity.
The Russian subversion of the 2016 election did not, to be sure, kill nearly 3,000 people.
But for those who takes a more pared back approach to jewelry, worn alone, the sparkling parting functions as an edgy alternative to a diamond tennis bracelet: Still delicate and elegant, but with a hint of subversion.
Miriam is arrested at the end of the season — a real subversion for someone who has literally been living in the clouds for hundreds of years, now brought back down to earth.
While Columbus himself isn't exactly on a hot streak—his last movie was Pixels—the very premise of Five Nights at Freddy's is a fun and spooky as hell subversion of the sort of family-friendly romps Columbus has spent his career directing.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of subversion
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
legal Definition of subversion
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