a difference of opinion

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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.
See also: difference, of, opinion
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And differences of opinion are the essence of democracy.
Muslims must live as one united force so that differences of opinion may be resolved amicably.
The Talmud records more than 300 differences of opinion between Hillel the Elder and Shammai, first-century BCE rabbis.
But I think it needs a realistic appraisal by people who have had very harsh things to say about each other and where there are clear differences of opinion, strong differences of opinion.
Taking cognisance of these differences of opinion, the CVC has recommended that cases can be registered in 14 allocations which had been recommended for closure.
But there are no significant differences of opinion between younger and older Americans, whites and nonwhites, or college grads and those without a college education.
Sadly for the world, such differences of opinion arising out of religious separatism are usually contested with the sword.
The Turkish minister said the positions of Turkey and Greece regarding Cyprus issue were certain, and two countries were aware of their differences of opinion.
we may accept differences of opinion, but now these differences have turned into behavior, support and programs of Syria working with Iran in efforts that come at the expense of the people and security of the Arab countries.
Asked at a media briefing why he was quitting, Sobti said: "When such things happen, there would be obviously differences of opinion individually and how you believe the company should go forward.
Summary: The Lebanese Option Group (LOG) called on Hizbullah Thursday to accept differences of opinion among the Shiite community, and warned the March 14 coalition against allying with Hizbullah in the 2009 parliamentary elections.
There are bound to be differences of opinion at some stage and it's Andy's prerogative to find someone who sees it the way he does.
One of the aims of reason is to act as a virtual community for libertarians, to provide a place where people interested in "Free Minds and Free Markets" can come together not just for news and analysis but also to hash out differences of opinion.
He cited differences of opinion with the Ivy League university's board of trustees as his reason for leaving.
In Baptist history, the examples are far too few of disparate groups overcoming differences of opinion and theology to forge unity.