• Disobedience brings its own reward
    Disobedience brings its own reward
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disobedience the failure to obey
    • n disobedience the trait of being unwilling to obey
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disobedience Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition. "He is undutiful to him other actions, and lives in open disobedience ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disobedience The fact of being disobedient; lack of obedience; neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command, injunction, or prohibition; the omission of that which is commanded to be done, or the doing of that which is forbidden; disregard of duty prescribed by authority.
    • n disobedience Non-compliance, as with a natural law; failure to submit to a superior influence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disobedience neglect or refusal to obey: violation of orders
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
  • Buddha
    “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.”
  • Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    “It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.”


In literature:

Our revenue is assignats, our army wrecked disobedient, disorganised; what, then, shall we do?
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
A goat is an animal that is unruly, disobedient.
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford
Antonyms: unamenable, unaccountable, disobedient, insubmissive.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
It was an act of disobedience and of obedience.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
The penalty is the bot for disobedience.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Murdered by her own daughter's ingratitude and disobedience!
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
Fruits of Disobedience to the Law of Adaptation.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
He blames them, not for ignorance, but for disobedience.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
You most disobedient daughter!
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
It is disobedience to God's commands, that makes slavery an evil and a curse.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
I will not tempt others to disobedience, nor to the violation of the law.
"How to Teach Religion" by George Herbert Betts
He made himself the evil genius of his disobedient son; and, in consequence, nothing Hubert touched prospered.
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
Do not imagine for one moment that you shall overcome me, or triumph in your disobedience.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
How was disobedience to the chief magistrate punished?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Their disobedience was always attended with sufferings.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
For at last I have seen that disobedient boys come to no good and gain nothing.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
Here was the fruit of disobedience!
"Parker's Second Reader" by Richard G. Parker
Another act of disobedience.
"The Black Cat" by John Todhunter
But instead of giving her these, Klara gave her only hard words and disobedient acts.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
We had had a great deal of trouble with the dogs; they were as disobedient and untrainable as the men.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor

In poetry:

Of man's first disobedience and the Fruit
Of that FORBIDDEN TREE, whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world, and all our woe:
Sing heavenly muse!
"The Origin of Evil: An Elegy" by Royall Tyler
We have a God who sits enthroned above;
He sends us many tokens of his love:
Yet we, like disobedient children, still
Deny to yield submission to His will.
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British
and August tan. And you came each
weekend. But I lie.
You seldom came. I just pretended
you, small piglet, butterfly
girl with jelly bean cheeks,
disobedient three, my splendid
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
Likewise, sons and daughters, far and near,
Honour your loving friends, and parents dear;
Let not your disobedience grieve them so,
Nor cause their aged eyes with tears to flow.
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British
Nay, this were less absurd and vain
Than disobedience to thy reign;
His beams are oft too severe;
But thou art mild, as thou art fair;
First from necessity we own your sway,
Then scorn our freedom, and by choice obey.
"An Attempt At The Manner Of Waller" by William Cowper
With simple heart he sings
Of love and beauty,
And science disobedient Is thin and vain for him:
He cures our temporary sufferings With his lighthearted play. 'tis better, mortals, for the earth
To feel delight in ignorant days.
"Last Poet" by Evgeny Abramovich Baratynsky

In news:

Mass Climate Disobedience in Texas.
Speaking at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former vice president and climate activist called for young people to engage in "civil disobedience ".
8, 2007) It was Sunday, a clear and warmish fall day, sun sitting low in the sky, with no wind even on the coast — a perfect day for civil disobedience .
Ann Arbor Civil Disobedience .
In her Coping column on black parents' responses to Martin Luther King Day (Jan 16), Felicia R Lee refers to "the civil disobedience following his 1968 assassination".
How to deal with scaredy cats and disobedient dogs: Yvette Van Veen.
A contentious new law requiring NGOs to register themselves as " foreign agent s" has prompted a campaign of civil disobedience.
The sisters have been wrestling with complex contemporary issues, the Franciscans said, and those deliberations should not be equated with disobedience to Catholic doctrine.
Resident Alex Lotodo says he will block the TGP earthmovers with actions of civil disobedience.
But the murky reports of a handful of soldiers who refused to take part bring to light a behavior psychologists find even more puzzling: disobedience.
An anti-gun initiative considered in Washington, DC, could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M Snyder has warned.
Ducky Dog Day, part of Rockwall's annual Rubber Duck Regatta, will feature a doggy fashion show, parade and contests, including musical sit and stay and prizes for the ugliest dog, the most disobedient and the best lookalikes.
Union organizers to train protesters in civil disobedience.
Church's response to Obama secularism must be civil disobedience.
A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman.

In science:

This makes intuitive sense: of the two scenarios, the one which remains obedient to the second law by generating positive entropy is more likely than its disobedient twin, by a factor exponential in the entropy generated.
Hamiltonian derivation of a detailed fluctuation theorem