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Word: dissension

Definition: disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group


Sentences Containing 'dissension'

After suppressing the Prague Spring, KGB Chairman Andropov established the Fifth Directorate to monitor dissension and eliminate dissenters.
America, rift and dissension between members (2005-2010).
As in early 1986, there was a dissension among the party ranks in 1995.
Dick James, who held substantial rights to Northern Songs (the Lennon–McCartney song catalogue), became increasingly concerned over the band's dissension and resentment towards him.
Parliament was soon hindered by dissension within this military leadership.
The crisis over the increasing European-American presence on the northern Great Plains caused growing dissension among the various Lakota bands as they debated what to do.
Tradecraft included stealing and photographing documents, code-names, contacts, targets, and dead letter boxes, and working as a "friend of the cause" or "agents provocateur", who would infiltrate the target group to sow dissension, influence policy, and arrange kidnappings and assassinations.
While the ministers had found agreement, the aggressive challenges of the free grace advocates left the remainder of the colony in a state of dissension.

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