• WordNet 3.6
    • n subverter a radical supporter of political or social revolution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subverter One who, or that which, subverts; an overthrower.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subverter One who subverts; an overthrower.
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  • Carl Schurz
    Carl Schurz
    “From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An orator who is disposed to evil subverts the law.”


In literature:

Now, in a twinkling, all that had been subverted.
"The Way of a Man" by Emerson Hough
To adopt either of the two first was to subvert the Commonwealth.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
What was it but to subvert the Union existing among the States?
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
To subvert the authority of the Pope is to shake the church to her foundations.
"For the Faith" by Evelyn Everett-Green
An advance must not subvert its own basis nor revoke the interest which it furthers.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
The means chosen to subvert, are used to build his cause and kingdom.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
It must subvert government from the very foundation.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
What does it signify to promote economy upon a measure, and to suffer it to be subverted in the principle?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I say it subverted the entire previous jurisprudence of Great Britain.
"American Eloquence, Volume III. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
The members of the assembly, thus supported by the people, resolved to subvert the power of the proprietors.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall

In poetry:

ROBERT MURDOCK. These blind strokes shall not serve you.
Think you if you were drowning, I would spare
To make you powerless to subvert my efforts
To rescue you?
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer
Did not the wily fiend observe with pain,
That prayer lessen'd his extensive sway,
And seem'd most likely to subvert his reign,
He ne'er wou'd hinder any one to pray.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
Enough of tears has wept the virtuous dead;
Ah! might we now the pious rage control!
Hush'd be my grief ere every smile be fled,
Ere the deep-swelling sigh subvert the soul!
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone

In news:

A Subverter of Cliches About 50's Conformity.
This show at Bardot both fits in with the overall electronic Zeitgeist of the week and subverts it.
A trick for subverting secure transactions is publicized so the bad guys can't exploit it.
Is America's second holiday a commercialized travesty, or still a chance to subvert the status quo.
It will subvert an election required to end our state constitution's ban on casinos.
Subverting the Constitution is serious business.
The voter ID mess subverts an American birthright .
After two decades of fighting to clean up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site, longtime activists say their efforts are being subverted by a Boeing-backed effort to recruit new community voices.
The election eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America’s new government is subverting America’s old character.
WASHINGTON —The election eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America's new government is subverting America's old character.
T he election eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America's new government is subverting America's old character.
Care must be taken not to subvert the will of the people.
Those two facts combine to limit Canada Post's options and defeat any developer's attempts to subvert preserving this beautiful remarkable piece of Canadian heritage.
How privatizing the US military subverts public oversight.
This action subverts the public trust by placing short-term gain over sustainability.

In science:

An approach based on classical arrival time considerations, as done sometime in current literature, completely subvert the causal relation in the observed astrophysical phenomenon. 2.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Given that clock fields are such outstanding tools for subverting otherwise promising criteria for substantive general covariance, it seems advisable (assuming that one has already converted all nonvariational fields into clock fields) to understand substantive general covariance in terms of the absence of clock fields.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Even if the company is not interested in subverting an election, all it takes is one rogue programmer who works for any of these companies. Most of the software packages require an installation procedure where the system registry is modified, libraries are installed, and the computer must reboot.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet