• A Protesting Convert
    A Protesting Convert
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n protestation a strong declaration of protest
    • n protestation a formal and solemn declaration of objection "they finished the game under protest to the league president","the senator rose to register his protest","the many protestations did not stay the execution"
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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
    • Protestation (Law) Formerly, a declaration in common-law pleading, by which the party interposes an oblique allegation or denial of some fact, protesting that it does or does not exist, and at the same time avoiding a direct affirmation or denial.
    • Protestation The act of making a protest; a public avowal; a solemn declaration, especially of dissent. "The protestation of our faith."
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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 protestation A solemn or formal declaration of a fact, opinion, or resolution: an asseveration: as, protestations of friendship or of amendment.
    • n protestation A solemn or formal declaration of dissent; a protest.
    • n protestation In law, a declaration in pleading, by which the party interposed an oblique allegation or denial of some fact, by protesting that it did or did not exist, and at the same time avoiding a direct affirmation or denial, the object being to admit it for the purpose of the present action only, and reserve the right to deny it in a future action — “an exclusion of a conclusion.” In Scots law. a proceeding taken by a defender, where the pursuer neglects to proceed, to compel him either to proceed or to suffer the action to fall. Synonyms Affirmation, averment. See protest, v. i.
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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.
    • Protestation an act of protesting: a solemn declaration: a declaration of dissent: a declaration in pleading
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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
L. protestatio,: cf. F. protestation,. See Protest
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. protestāri, -ātus, to bear witness in public—pro, before, testāritestis, a witness.


In literature:

Let me ask you, Mr. Protestant, if you ever heard of a Protestant teaching in a Catholic school?
"Thirty Years In Hell" by Bernard Fresenborg
In mute protest the priest shook his robes to indicate that he was quite content with what he was wearing.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
The Holy Office burnt English or French Protestants wherever it could catch them.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
Lord Mountjoy, a Protestant nobleman, was sent with his regiment, which consisted for the most part of Protestants, to Derry.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
A Protestant may not assume this attitude or impose it upon those under his charge.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
She put out her hand to him with a gesture half of acknowledgment, half of protest.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
In a few months, he found himself the only Protestant boy in school and the smallest of all the scholars.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Josephina protested against her husband's wishes with a playful indignation but she allowed him to admire her.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Althea's compassionate friendship seemed to sustain him sufficiently on his way; he did not pine or protest, though he punctually requested.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The possibility that Jane's protest was honest had reluctantly forced itself upon her.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft

In poetry:

Then he protested on his life,
"If she refus'd to be his wife,
And still should disappoint his hope,
He'd climb to heaven in a rope."
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton
Indignant sorrow swells our breast;
Before high Heaven a stern protest
We make against that barbarous Power
That conquers only to devour.
"Poland" by Janet Hamilton
"The human life that closed so well
No lapse of folly now can stain
The lips whence Freedom's protest fell
No meaner thought can now profane.
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As if it were a living thing, that spoke
And flung some protest to the sky,
As if it were a dying thing that saw,
But could not tell, a mystery.
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And how she bruised her tender breasts
Against the crushing stone,
That still the strong-armed clown protests
No man can lift alone,—­
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Mightier than living voice his grave
That lofty protest utters o'er;
Through roaring wind and smiting wave
It speaks his hate of wrong once more.
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

How Confused Protesters Seized an African Country .
Detroit teachers to protest imposed contract on Friday.
Sex assault protest in Toronto.
On the grassy lawn where Manuel Diaz died July 21 while the police who murdered him kept protesters at bay instead of giving him any aid – shades of Kenneth Harding in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point – neighbors hold a vigil.
Protesters celebrating Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Cairo, February 11, 2011.
The regime has killed more than 100 people, but protesters press on.
Liz Nichols joined the Occupy Portland protests on Thursday planning to get arrested.
Facebook, YouTube tweaks receive little fanfare, less protest.
Arizona immigration bill spark protests.
Hawes spencer Pix of the UVA BOV protest.
Protesters take part in a street play during a protest against growing cases of sexual abuse in New Delhi on May 5.
About 3,000 protesters have marched in the northern Greek city in protest against what they claim are environment-threatening gold mining projects.
THESSALONIKI , Greece — About 3,000 protesters have marched in the northern Greek city in protest against what they claim are environment-threatening gold mining projects.
Tunisian protesters run away after police officers during a protest outside the US embassy in Tunis , Friday, Sept 14, 2012.
For protests so far we've got an early anti-war protest on Monday (eight arrests).

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?