Ben was never one to tolerate dissension

dichelson

Senior Member
Italy/Italian
Hello: in the following passage I'm not sure about the meaning of "Ben was never one to tolerate dissension":

"Ben was never one to tolerate dissension in the ranks, much less in the family, and so we were assembled there at his order".

Thanks for your help.
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    He didn't like it when people "under him" disagreed with his opinion or actions; the fact that he doesn't "tolerate" it means that he will actively seek to eliminate that dissent.
     
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