difference of opinion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n difference of opinion a disagreement or argument about something important "he had a dispute with his wife","there were irreconcilable differences","the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
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    “A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “It is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.”
  • Dean William R. Inge
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    “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
  • James F. Cooper
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    “America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.”

Usage

In literature:

Two opinions had prevailed without doors, as appeared from the language of the different petitions.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
Whatever the difference of opinion among the contending parties, however, they were sincere and earnest, and equally patriotic.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI" by John Lord
In this game, as with many other sports when first established, there were differences of opinion on certain points of practice.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Differences of opinion would have arisen, and some would have been for turning back, and others for keeping on.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
There was a difference of opinion as to whether his word was jocular or not.
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
How, then, can there be differences of opinion, and mistakes as to what is true and what false?
"Pragmatism" by D.L. Murray
The different Forms of their Wiggs, together with the various Cocks of their Hats, all flatter us in this Opinion.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
There is a difference of opinion as to the beauty of the nautches.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
Mr. Jackson, (of Ga.) I differ much in opinion with the gentleman last up.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
We proscribe no man for difference of opinion.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 4 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
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In poetry:

O admit, a man may be a very good man,
But in my opinion he cannot be a true Christian
As long as he partakes of strong drink,
The more that he may differently think.
"The Demon Drink" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The poll showed differences of opinion between the two groups on whether abortion should be legal .
Opinions differ on legitimacy of executive session.
This weekend, Mormons on both sides of the issue have an opportunity to practice what we preach and learn to love each other regardless of our different opinions.
As the future ownership of our Chautauqua County Home is discussed, I think there are two different ideas on which people base their opinion: the business idea and the neighbor idea.
I understand that there are a lot of different opinions.
Consumer safety advocate group Public Citizen has a difference of opinion with the Texas Medical Board.
There are some differences of opinion that will never change as long as we're still able to modify cars.
Students should expect to hear many different opinions of their work, and be prepared to explain how they developed their ideas and vision.
Knowing Justin, he would have been fine with someone having a differing opinion of hunting.
Instead, he repeatedly sought to reframe his remarks as a philosophical difference of opinion between himself and Obama.
It also reveals that you don't value staffers enough to want to help resolve their differences of opinion.
Writers differ in their opinions of the revision process.
Whatever your opinion of British rockers Queen, there's no denying that their signature song 'Bohemian Rhapsody ,' which consists of six different sections and hundreds of overdubs, is amazingly complex.
As presentations from developers and city planners wind down and the floor opens up for discussion, differing opinions continue to heat up the cauldron of the Columbia Point Master Plan Task Force.
Different points of view on results of the first opinion poll in the governor's race.
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In science:

Figure 1: Opinion density for different values of ε.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
The opinions are segregated into different groups (each group contains just an opinion even if at global level a larger variety of opinions is present).
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
The null hypothesis for this test was: “There is no difference between the recipients’ opinion regarding the existence of a motor disability in D and ND.” The application of the Fisher test to the contingency table corresponding to Chat recipients yields a p value of 0.003.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
Hence, the null hypothesis can be rejected in both cases with a confidence level of 99%, and it can be concluded that there are significant differences in the opinion of both Chat and EasyVoice recipients regarding the existence of a possible motor disability in D compared with ND.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
In our opinion, only the eventual convergence of the various lattice results, obtained with different discretizations and methods, can lead to a reliable determination, for which all systematic errors can be claimed to be fully under control.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
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