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dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

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The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States.
Obviously a genius mathematician, musician and astronomer, letters (mostly his own) and records reveal that he was also self-centered, factious, arrogant and sarcastic on a level that would rival the most caustic skeptic.
"At a time when the entire country and the Pakistan cricket fans are getting behind the national side, the release and subsequent publication of a factious story, such as this one, seems to be an attempt to derail the Pakistan cricket team's campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup by creating unnecessary disturbance in camp," said the PCB.
The statement further read, 'At a time when the entire country and the Pakistan cricket fans are getting behind the national side, the release and subsequent publication of a factious story, such as this one, seems to be an attempt to derail the Pakistan cricket team's campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup by creating unnecessary disturbance in camp.'
Nor are we taking sides in the factious debates underway about the Preakness's future or the wisdom of spending public funds to keep it where the first race was run more than a century ago.
'I have seen a letter from the EACC telling him to clarify the money they sent to a factious account to some college in Nakuru.
The meeting observed that once again Indian government has restored to a self-serving, reckless and factious claim.
If they stick to their boycott decision, observers fear, there could be another standoff lurking in the factious political arena of the country.
(TAP) - Queen Elizabeth has sent a delicately coded message to Britain's factious political class over Brexit, urging lawmakers to seek common ground and grasp the big picture to resolve the crisis.
IF based on Journal Citation Report released by Clarivate Analytics is the only genuine Impact Factor while there are many factious IF like Global Impact Factor, Universal, Current or Scientific Impact Factor.
But, despite all of the above, the influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular ethnic groups.
The minister compared the perpetrators of violence that occurred Saturday in the capital to "factious, seditious".
'We are a self-funded, not-for-profit group whose only interest is to make the people of Ogun State know that if they want a governor that has the character, competence, local and international connections and vision to take the state forward, unify party members after the factious party primary and lead selflessly; a man that has their interests at heart, Dr Dapo Abiodun is the man.
By accident or design, modernisers within Iraq's factious political establishment have gained ascendancy over religious conservatives and career politicians, if the elevation of Adel Abdul Mahdi and Barham Salih to the country's two top posts is any indication.
These were the sorts of leaders James Madison warned us against in The Federalist, men of "factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs" adverse to the rights of the minority and the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.