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Noun1.freedom of thought - the right to hold unpopular ideas
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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Stepan Arkadyevitch had not chosen his political opinions or his views; these political opinions and views had come to him of themselves, just as he did not choose the shapes of his hat and coat, but simply took those that were being worn.
My political opinions,' says Veneering, not previously aware of having any, 'are identical with those of Lord Snigsworth, and perhaps as a matter of public feeling and public principle, Lord Snigswotth would give me his name.
Tells Podsnap that their political opinions are identical.
It is reported your political opinions are extreme," said Villefort, who had never heard anything of the kind, but was not sorry to make this inquiry, as if it were an accusation.
As a company of law-makers you may or may not be excellent people--that is, I suppose, according to one's political opinions.
Nine tenths of the people there," I said, "would be of your political opinions, if that's an inducement.
Which belief I take to be a wholesome corrective of all political opinions, and, if held sincerely, to make all opinions equally harmless, whether they be blue, red, or green.
WE can differ with Asma Jahangir's political opinions, but nobody can deny her determination and efforts to support democracy, rights of oppressed women and minorities and her commitment to Jinnah's vision of a modern democratic welfare state where every individual could practise his faith without any fear, united under one identity, i.
According to him, the conversation represents all shades of political opinions, ethnic and religious diversities of the North.
SCOTLAND'S national bard Robert Burns hid his radical and progressive political opinions "in plain view", according to an expert.
I question whether "right, centre, left" is an accurate description of the complex array of political opinions in the UK, or the range of allegiances within political parties.
Lifelong friend Canon Sean Rogan said Dr Hayes detested hypocrisy, had a tolerance of diverse political opinions and the utmost respect for people of different faiths.