n. one who differs in opinion, or one who declares his disagreement
Aside from a dissenter, speaker after speaker urged the federal government to adopt some or most of the report's 440 recommendations.
Sentence in Classic:
Sir Thomas could not dissent, as it had been his own arrangement, previously communicated to his wife and sister; but that seemed forgotten by Mrs.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Mrs Musgrove had not a word to say in dissent; she could not accuse herself of having ever called them anything in the whole course of her life.
She waved a dissenting hand, and went on, paying no further heed to their renewed cries which sought to detain her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
The old man looked at her for an instant with an expression of the deepest tenderness, then, turning towards the notary, he significantly winked his eye in token of dissent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
They were walking slowly along in deep conversation, and I saw her making quick little movements of her hands as if she were very earnest in what she was saying, while he listened intently, and once or twice shook his head in strong dissent.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
With the advantage of possessing this important intelligence, the chief warily laid his plans before his fellows, and, as might have been anticipated from his eloquence and cunning, they were adopted without a dissenting voice.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context