• WordNet 3.6
    • n objector a person who dissents from some established policy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Objector One who objects; one who offers objections to a proposition or measure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n objector One who objects or interposes an adverse opinion, reason, or argument; one who is unwilling to receive and abide by a proposition, decision, or argument advanced, or offers opposing opinions, arguments, or reasons.
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  • John F. Kennedy
    “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., an accuser


In literature:

The objectors consider it to be a most selfish doctrine without any warrant in the civilised code of morality.
"Third class in Indian railways" by Mahatma Gandhi
Away with the objector!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
The enraged ecclesiastic pinched the objector's ear, and twisted it until its owner writhed in anguish.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Fox's speeches had made upon me the impression of the mere objector.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
One of the chief objectors was a member of the legislature, who made loud lamentation regarding the expense.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
How does the objector know that women do not desire equality of freedom?
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
But its abolition would be a still greater injury, replies the objector.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
It disappointed public hopes and strengthened the case of objectors.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Individual objectors, it is true, made themselves heard, but their arguments had little effect on the general body of opinion.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The objector calculates that some will not come, for he knows how hard it is to get them to come.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Let the objector therefore ask himself what sort of "fittest" are surviving now.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
Against both these objectors the irony and the oratory of a Chalmers was directed with what was held to be overwhelming effect.
"God and the World" by Arthur W. Robinson
Nothing could have been fairer than this, but there were objectors in plenty.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
The God revealed in scripture must be to the objector still the just God.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. II" by Charles Gore
But, says another objector, is not the present the child of the past?
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
Objectors have said that it's all moonshine about Christ's people being lights on the way.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
It is composed in the dialogue form, three speakers being introduced, two of them true philosophers, the third an objector.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
These objectors required as delicate handling as the Quakers, and Franklin approached them with his usual skill.
"The True Benjamin Franklin" by Sydney George Fisher
The family vote could be relied on, and it's often possible to control a meeting and silence objectors.
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss
The principal objectors to such a compromise would probably be the teetotalers.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie

In poetry:

Hide in the dark alone, objector;
Ask a grenade what you are living for,
Or drink this knowledge from the mud.
To an abyss more terrible than war
Descend and tunnel toward a barrier
Away from anything that moves with blood.
"Interregnum" by Weldon Kees

In news:

Report from a conscientious objector.
Conscientious Objector Josh Stieber on Being Wrong About the Military.
Soldier, Citing His Muslim Religion, Seeks Conscientious Objector Status.
Reservist seeking conscientious objector status says he's gay.
A 20-year-old Marine reservist seeking to be discharged as a conscientious objector has given himself a second way out -- he's told military leaders he's gay.
"The rules operate primarily to force (some) religious objectors to dispense Plan B, while permitting other pharmacies to refrain from dispensing other medications for virtually any reason," Leighton writes.
There are probably a thousand objectors who could claim this statement is erroneous, but long gone are the days when guitar gods were held at the highest tier of mainstream music.
(For more on conscientious objectors , see my interview with J.E.
It was quickly approved, but Muchnick, and a handful of other objectors , including Anita Bartholomew, represented by Charles Chalmers, appealed.
SEATTLE — The Army can't retry a Fort Lewis-based Iraq war objector on several key charges because that would violate the soldier's constitutional protection against double jeopardy, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday.
A federal court judge on Friday temporarily blocked a court-martial scheduled for an Iraq war objector based at Fort Lewis.
Dale Noyd, Vietnam Objector , Dies at 73.
Noyd, who as a decorated Air Force captain and fighter pilot attracted worldwide attention in the 1960s as a conscientious objector who objected to only one war, the one in Vietnam, died Jan 11 in Seattle.
Identifying themselves as "conscientious objectors," some American soldiers are forgoing a second tour of duty on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan because of personal or moral reasons.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: Now, the story of a group of American soldiers -- conscientious objectors -- who volunteered to expose themselves to deadly viruses and bacteria, rather than go to war.