from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who resists going along with others in a common course of action.
- n. A person who fights against a government.
- n. A device that bars the passage of an electric charge between two points.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who resists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who resists; one who opposes or withstands.
- n. Specifically, in electricity, a body which offers resistance to the flow of current: said of the substances which transmit current within an electric furnace and become heated because of their resistance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
- n. someone who offers opposition
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Thanks to ALPF, I have learned that another American war resister is seeking asylum in Canada.
Benjamin Lewis, former Marine Corps mortarman, Iraq veteran, IRR recall resister, peace activist
Veterans Against the War and many other large-scale and grassroots organizations to solicit change in a largely unrepresentative democracy, and to allow the voices of the people to ring through the halls of the Capital., former Marine Corps mortarman, Iraq veteran, IRR recall resister, peace activist
What stuns me, whenever I listen to a 'resister's' story, is how YOUNG these men are...like the 'shiminitism'sp12th-graders choosing jail over killing their neighbor.
Gee, it's not hard to see what the news outlet's editorial bent is, even on their "hard news" headlines - all you have to do is look to see if they use "resister" or "dodger."
Israel is the "resister" here, of aggressive acts of war by a terrorist organization based in Lebanon and supported by Syria and Iran.
Letter writer Ken Bennett (Disgraced U.S. soldier a deserter, not 'resister', Letters, Jan. 21) should get his facts straight before adding insult to the injury that Cliff Cornell has endured.
Letter writer Ken Bennett (Disgraced U.S. soldier a deserter, not 'resister', Letters, Jan. 21) must have forgotten that Canada would not send a single soldier into combat in Iraq in
Letter writer Ken Bennett (Disgraced U.S. soldier a deserter, not 'resister', Letters,
Kimberly Rivera is the first female Iraq War resister to seek refuge in Canada.