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Five dissident groups have recently joined forces. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The movements of dissident writers are still being monitored by the police. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The death of the dissident former intelligence agent continues to be a major obstacle to progress. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And they are not the only dissident group that relies on rear bases abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are credible reports of chemical experiments conducted against political dissidents. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was the leader of a potentially dissident movement. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Her father was a political dissident who was in prison during much of her early childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For political dissidents it would mean keeping out of politics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He also made secret contact with other dissident movements such as those in Czechoslovakia. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They were joined by other dissident groups who rejected aspects of Hinduism. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)If he continues to fancy himself as a political dissident, we have a right to know. The Sun (2006)Eight prominent dissidents and opposition leaders were sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting a coup against the Government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Reading the stories of political dissidents, it is impossible not to be awed by their courage and their inner strength. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Four suspected Republican dissidents were arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The only way to oust the discredited leadership was by force, and so dissidents turned to groups of disaffected army officers for help. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)The others are 17th Century dissident groups. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They also found a ready audience in northern Italy, where for some time already dissident religious groups had been gaining strength. Christianity Today (2000)A former Prague dissident struggles when his American daughter writes a play about his life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: dissident ADJECTIVE
Dissident people disagree with or criticize their government or a powerful organization they belong to.
...a dissident novelist.
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