protest

01. Several hundred people gathered to [protest] the government's decision to cut the education budget.
02. Police have arrested a number of anti-logging [protesters] who were blocking a road today.
03. Truck drivers staged a one-day strike to [protest] against rising fuel prices.
04. The students staged a [protest] march in front of the Legislature in anger at rising tuition fees.
05. Boxer Ruben "Hurricane" Carter [protested] his innocence of the charge of murder for many years before finally being released from jail.
06. The British government sent the foreign Ambassador home in [protest] against that country's arrest of a British citizen on charges of spying.
07. Worldwide [protests] against the French government are being organized in response to their announcement of the resumption of nuclear testing in the South Pacific.
08. Generally, it is those among the discontented who can best afford the risks of collective action who tend to launch [protest] movements.
09. Jose Narosky once remarked that we [protest] against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.
10. The Intifada was a revolt that began in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to [protest] Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
11. In 1994, musician Paul McCartney sent back his razor, shaving cream, and other products to the Gillette Co. to [protest] the manufacturer's use of animals in their product testing.
12. In 1989, hundreds of thousands of people in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia linked arms to form a human chain stretching almost 650 miles to [protest] the Soviet take-over of the Baltics in 1940.
13. In 1995, the President of France unleashed a storm of worldwide [protest] with the announcement that nuclear testing would be resumed in French Polynesia.
14. In 1969, student Jan Palach set fire to himself in Wenceslas Square in Prague in [protest] at the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • protest — PROTÉST, proteste, s.n. 1. Faptul de a protesta; manifestare energică împotriva unei acţiuni considerate ca nejustă; opoziţie hotărâtă; (concr.) act scris prin care se exprimă o asemenea manifestare; protestaţie. ♢ Notă de protest = act prin care …   Dicționar Român

  • protest — pròtest m DEFINICIJA 1. čin protestiranja, izražavanja nezadovoljstva i neslaganja s čim; prosvjed [izraziti protest] 2. individualni ili organizirani javni skup [organizirati protest] 3. pravn. a. u građanskom pravu, isprava kojom nadležno… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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  • Protest — Pro*test , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Protested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protesting}.] [F. protester, L. protestari, pro before + testari to be a witness, testis a witness. See {Testify}.] 1. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protest — Pro*test , v. t. 1. To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one s loyalty. [1913 Webster] I will protest your cowardice. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protest — mid 14c. (implied in protestation) solemn declaration, from L. protestari declare publicly, testify, protest, from pro forth, before + testari testify, from testis witness (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)). Original sense preserved in to protest… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Protest — Pro test, n. [Cf. F. prot[^e]t, It. protesto. See {Protest}, v.] 1. A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protest — 1. The noun is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, and the verb with the stress on the second syllable. 2. • Anatoly Koryagin, who has been imprisoned for protesting the use of psychiatry for political purposes New Yorker, 1987.… …   Modern English usage

  • protest — Protest. s. m. Terme de Banque. Acte par lequel, faute d acceptation ou de payement d une lettre de change, on declare que celuy sur qui elle est tirée & son correspondant seront tenus de tous les prejudices qu on en recevra. Faire un protest par …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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