• A Protesting Convert
    A Protesting Convert
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n protester someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    • n protester a person who dissents from some established policy
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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
    • Protester (Law) One who protests a bill of exchange, or note.
    • Protester One who protests; one who utters a solemn declaration.
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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.
    • n protester One who protests; one who utters a solemn or formal declaration.
    • n protester One who protests a bill of exchange, etc.
    • n protester [capitalized] Specifically, in Scottish history, a member of a party which protested against the union of the Royalists with the Presbyterians in 1650. Also spelled Protestor.
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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.”


In literature:

Even if the women had the spirit to protest, the protest would be useless.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
Secession, in fact, was a protest against mob rule.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
The few Catholic noblemen outdid the Protestants in expressions of devotion; the Whiteboy risings were as little disloyal as religious.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
Still more fundamental was the existence of the Protestant Established Church.
"The Open Secret of Ireland" by T. M. Kettle
Protestant ascendency, though used as a catchword, is a thing long past.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
Yet, is not every religion, in one sense, protestant?
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
To educate a Catholic priest in a Protestant seminary would be much worse.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Instead of prating about Protestant ascendencies, Protestant Parliaments ought, in my opinion, to think at last of becoming patriot Parliaments.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
There was more room for it in the Roman Church than among Protestants.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
But the Protesters necessarily see further.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various

In poetry:

Others have gone; the way they went
Sweet sunny now, and safe our nest.
Humanity, enlightenment,
Against the warning hum protest:
Let the world hear that we know what is best.
"The Call" by George Meredith
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
His scruples thus silenced, Tom felt more at ease,
And went with his comrades the apples to seize;
He blamed and protested, but joined in the plan;
He shared in the plunder, but pitied the man.
"Pity For Poor Africans" by William Cowper
No more can we with steadfast eyes
Protest, when tortured races moan
With hands uplifted toward the skies;
Their tyrants answer with surprise
And new-born insolence of tone,--
"These are our lynchings; cure your own!"
"Fallen" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Four Americans are dead after Muslim protesters stormed and set fire to the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Few protest movements since the civil rights battle of the 1950s and 1960s can claim they led to actual change in public policy.
In separate protests, ACT UP and Occupy Philadelphia in Center City on Tuesday, July.
Curious about what their legendary protests look like in person.
Stars at BAM read 'Lysistrata' to protest war on Iraq.
Anaheim protesters take to city streets.
A group of about four or five protesters is escorted from the House of Representative chambers for interrupting Gov Susana Martinez's State of the State address Tuesday afternoon at the state capitol in Santa Fe.
Jordan protesters attacked by government supporters in Amman .
A protesting farm worker, right, holds a banner banner reading 'We want 150 rand ($13) we don't want 69 rand ($8)' per day wages as she and others protest in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Thursday, Nov 15, 2012.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), hoping to head off worker protests at its stores over the Thanksgiving holiday, filed an unfair-labor-practice complaint against a union the company says is behind the protest plans.
TRIPOLI, Libya – Around 200 mostly armed protesters and militiamen occupied an area near Libya's parliament building on Thursday, blocking nearby roads and beating up journalists in protest of the country's new Cabinet.
A protester is arrested on Chistoprudnyi Boulevard as 5,000 to 10,000 people gather for a spontaneous rally to protest the previous day's elections.
"Sustained high energy" perhaps best describes the thousands of vocal protesters as they shouted, banged and chanted during right-to-work protests in Lansing Thursday.
N Nguyen waves both American and Vietnamese flags during a protest at Cypress College in 2009 over a photo believed by the protesters to be communist propaganda.
Some 6,000 of protesters gathered outside Spain's parliament in Madrid to protest austerity measures and to call for the ouster of Spain's current government.

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?