• A Protesting Convert
    A Protesting Convert
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj protestant protesting
    • adj Protestant of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism "Protestant churches","a Protestant denomination"
    • n Protestant the Protestant churches and denominations collectively
    • n Protestant an adherent of Protestantism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character
    • Protestant Making a protest; protesting.
    • Protestant Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers.
    • n Protestant One who protests; -- originally applied to those who adhered to Luther, and protested against, or made a solemn declaration of dissent from, a decree of the Emperor Charles V. and the Diet of Spires, in 1529, against the Reformers, and appealed to a general council; -- now used in a popular sense to designate any Christian who does not belong to the Roman Catholic or the Greek Church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.
    • Protestant Protesting; making a protest.
    • Protestant [capitalized] Of or pertaining to Protestants or their doctrines or forms of religion.
    • n Protestant One who protests; one who makes protestation.
    • n Protestant [capitalized] A member or an adherent of one of those Christian bodies which are descended from the Reformation of the sixteenth century: in general language, opposed to Roman Catholic and Greek. The name, first applied to the Lutherans who protested at the Diet of Spires in 1529, came to be applied to Lutherans generally, and afterward was extended to Calvinists and other opponents of the papacy in countries where the papacy had formerly been in power. (See protest of Spires, under protest.) The Protestants gained a strong foothold in some countries, as France, in which they are now numerically weak. They are in the majority in Great Britain and many of its possessions, in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the Scandinavian countries, and the United States.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A 20 year old protester was arrested in Montana after he assaulted a congress women from Iowa with a salmon.
    • adj Protestant protesting: pertaining to the faith of those who protest against the errors of the Church of Rome
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.”
  • Jose Narosky
    Jose Narosky
    “We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.”
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    “But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.”
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    “Although Golf was originally restricted to wealthy Protestants, today its open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't --it's human.”
  • Alexander Herzen
    “Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. protestant, fr. L. protestans, -antis, p. pr. of protestare,. See Protest (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. protestāri, -ātus, to bear witness in public—pro, before, testāritestis, a witness.


In literature:

But protest was rendered impossible by Miss Bousfield quitting the room and leaving me to the mercies of her deputy.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
On that account they were distinguished by the name of Protestants.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Deaths, which the English-minded Protestant, the Rev.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
The young Protestant King Edward the Sixth was very sick.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nor was he much more friendly to the Protestants, who were then trying, under Bishop Riley, to found a Protestant propaganda in Mexico.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
This is foolishness to us Protestants; and not of great importance anyway.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Why should protesters in century four be more entitled to a hearing than protesters in century three?
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
As a matter, then, of simple conscience, though it went against my feelings, I felt it to be a duty to protest against the Church of Rome.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
Sixteen protestants having received sentence to be beheaded, a protestant minister was ordered to attend the execution.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
So, in his speech to the Legislature in November, he protested against the outrage.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander

In poetry:

Are but the potent protests
Of Nature's elements
Against some ill arrangement
That brings them discontents.
"The Desirable Undefined" by Jared Barhite
The Beaver, who happened to hear the remark,
Protested, with tears in its eyes,
That not even the rapture of hunting the Snark
Could atone for that dismal surprise!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Never more will I protest,
To love a woman but in jest:
For as they cannot be true,
So, to give each man his due,
When the wooing fit is past
Their affection cannot last.
"The Indifferent" by Francis Beaumont
Ah! Men, she reply'd, thus all of you say,
When you purpose to draw us poor Maidens away;
Then ye tell us we're handsome, ye flatter and vow,
Protest ye ne'er knew what was Beauty 'till now.
"Colin and Belinda: a Dialogue" by Cornelius Arnold
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank:
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!"
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we've got our brave Captain to thank"
(So the crew would protest) "that he's bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!"
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

She is live Tweeting the protest as it unfolds.
Police Break Up Anti-Putin Protest in Early Morning Raid.
Some Christians Protest Darwin's Birthday.
Serbian ultranationalist protesters outside the exhibit display religious icons.
The UC Board of Regents chair says she supports the right to protest peacefully.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Facing a firestorm of protest, President Obama backed down and modified his regulation on contraception coverage Friday.
Women hold a picture of Iman al-Obaidi during a protest in Benghazi, Libya.
Two examples of this logic in action are the violent protests that followed the 2005 publication of the Mohammed cartoons and the 1988 publication of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.
Walmart protesters Walmart Black Friday protesters.
Egyptian protesters climb the walls of the US embassy while others chant anti US slogans during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept 11, 2012.
Occupy protests' ironic legacy: more restrictions on protesters.
After several large protests in Jordan, King Abdullah has appointed a new Prime Minister of Jordan after protests over food prices and poor living conditions.
Arch Hurley to protest drilling Largo Canyon hurley, arch, wells, board, water, mccasland, drilling, affect, protest, meeting.
One protester was injured in a scuffle between Occupy protesters and police officers at New York City's Zuccotti Park during a rally marking the 100th birthday of the late folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie.
Protester gives up St Peter's protest .

In science:

To finish, we would like to point out that the present status of the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence could well be described by the popular american protest-song from the sixties that we transcribe next.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Still, it arose a wave of protests among conservative physicists of all professional qualities (let us just mention their most famous EPR branch ).
PT-symmetry, ghosts, supersymmetry and Klein-Gordon equation
Hopefully, the similar protests against P T −symmetry, however existing , will prove much less resistent, the more so after the emergence of its defenses and reviews like the one which follows.
PT-symmetry, ghosts, supersymmetry and Klein-Gordon equation
Of course, the latter did not arouse as much protest, as the model of random-citing scientists, - but this is only because electrons do not have a voice.
Theory of citing
To emphasize the culturally important commentary and sharing, we collected data about six events in the time period of June 2009 to March 2012: the H1N1 virus outbreak, Michael Jackson’s death, the Iranian elections and protests, Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Egyptian revolution, and the Syrian uprising.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?