protest against

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'Brother!' said the old man, conveying a surprising energy into his trembling voice, 'I protest against it!
Bartle Massey had consented to attend the wedding at Adam's earnest request, under protest against marriage in general and the marriage of a sensible man in particular.
No, again I protest against it, little Barbara; again I protest.--Your most humble, devoted servant,
"To protest against nothing, my dear sir," the other interrupted.
It was as a wild protest against it that, actually addressing her--"You terrible, miserable woman!"--I heard myself break into a sound that, by the open door, rang through the long passage and the empty house.
And all went well, and would have continued to go well, had not Lamai's mother, Lenerengo, just awakened, stepped across her black litter of progeny and raised her voice in shrill protest against her eldest born's introducing of one more mouth and much more nuisance into the household.
As he ran he shouted a protest against his life, against all life, against everything that makes life ugly.
"Nay, I protest against your going needlessly far," said Sheriff.
'I beg your pardon,' returned Eugene, with a reluctant smile, 'but will you excuse my mentioning that I always protest against being referred to the bees?'
Mr Boffin, I think honey excellent at breakfast; but, regarded in the light of my conventional schoolmaster and moralist, I protest against the tyrannical humbug of your friend the bee.
Emma assured her there would be no difficulty in the answer, and advised its being written directly, which was agreed to, in the hope of her assistance; and though Emma continued to protest against any assistance being wanted, it was in fact given in the formation of every sentence.
Summary: Barrackpore (West Bengal) [India], Sept 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is observing a 12-hour bandh on Monday in Barrackpore city of North 24 Parganas district from 6 am to 6 pm to protest against the alleged attack on party MP Arjun Singh.