under protest


: while expressing objection, disagreement, or disapproval of the need to perform an act
He paid the fine under protest.

Examples of under protest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The season eight finale of Chicago Med brought his frustration to a head, when Dayton insisted on going through with a surgery assisted by his OR 2.0 system, under protest by Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains). Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023 James Dutton’s stern sister was less than enthused about joining James and his family on their excursion out west, but joined them under protest, along with her teenage daughter Mary Abel, after she was left widowed and without options by the death of her husband Henry. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022 Could Allen have run under protest? Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 18 July 2022 But officials apparently ruled there was no mechanism that would have allowed Allen to run the race under protest and then have the whole mess sorted afterwards. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 18 July 2022 The concert organizer paid the tax under protest and sued for a refund. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Questioning whether Magnuson, as well as the other eighth-graders, were eligible, Browner filed a claim with the MIAA that night about putting the game under protest. Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2021 The Tribune received the footage after paying the fee under protest, given the urgency of the then-missing person case, Lauren Gustus, executive editor of The Tribune, said. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 The water district in Indian Wells Valley is also being charged but is making its payment under protest. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Under protest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20protest. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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