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A protest is a gesture of disapproval or dissent.
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- Agitate, agitate, agitate.
- William Lamb. In Torrens, Life of Lord Melbourne, Volume I, p. 320, and in Walpole's History of England from Conclusion of the Great War, Volume III, p. 143.
- The exclusive pretension made by a part of the truth to be the whole, must and ought to be protested against.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1895), Chapter 2, p. 93
- In such an ugly time the true protest is beauty.
- Phil Ochs, Pleasures of the Harbor (1967)
- Every intellectual revolution which has ever stirred humanity into greatness has been a passionate protest against inert ideas. Then, alas, with pathetic ignorance of human psychology, it has proceeded by some educational scheme to bind humanity afresh with inert ideas of its own fashioning.
- Alfred North Whitehead, “The Aims of Education,” Presidential address to the Mathematical Association of England, 1916