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a difference of opinion

A disagreement. The term is often used to frame such a disagreement as a polite one in which people simply differ in their views. We're not at odds, it's just a difference of opinion. We're going to continue discussing it and find common ground.
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He reiterated that he did not take up offers to lead a ministry after Nawaz's disqualification owing to difference of opinion with the leadership.
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On the other hand, his supporters are expected to show an understanding of what difference of opinion is all about.
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There might have been a difference of opinion but it is done now.
Stressing the difference between an academic difference of opinion and opposition, he said, "There are two types of conflicts: To be different or to oppose the other.
After the meeting, Khorafi, played down the spat, saying what happened was a difference of opinion.
Price suggests that a difference of opinion between Lembit and his front bench colleague, David Laws, over what should happen to Mr Hain is another example of "why the Liberal Democrats have earned a reputation for facing both ways on almost every issue".
Yes, this could be a substantive, philosophical difference of opinion, but city politics rarely work on such a principled level.
There was a difference of opinion on a non-football and non-clinical issue.
Mark has been a big part of my success in the last 10 months and we had a great run together, but we have had a difference of opinion regarding some aspects of my game," the 18-year-old said in a statement.
The Wild West and formalist abstraction also prove to be a volatile mix in At the late night Brancusi seminar the tension is almost palpable, 2005, in which a difference of opinion over the sculptor's influence seems to have sparked a gunfight.
Peyrelevade contends that the June 6 Order involves a "controlling question of law or policy as to which substantial grounds exist for a difference of opinion.
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