in·​sur·​gence | \ in-ˈsər-jən(t)s How to pronounce insurgence (audio) \

Definition of insurgence

: an act or the action of being insurgent : insurrection

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Examples of insurgence in a Sentence

the insurgence eventually succeeded in undermining the corrupt dictatorship
Recent Examples on the Web Hotel Figueroa remained open and operating amid the insurgence of the pandemic in 2020 to serve medical personnel and stranded travelers amid related health and safety protocols. Michele Herrmann, Forbes, "This Once Women-Only LA Hotel Continues To Showcase Female Progress," 19 Apr. 2021 More than 100 people have been charged for their participation in the insurgence. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Graham threatens to call Democrats as witnesses during impeachment trial," 9 Feb. 2021 The insurgence on Capitol Hill is the most obvious signal yet that white supremacy is an attack on democracy. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: The Senate hearing proves white supremacy played a big role in the Capitol Hill riot," 3 Mar. 2021 At the time the United States had sent 4,000 troops in the Helmand Province to help regain control from Taliban fighters, who had control over poppy fields in the area and was smuggling opioids to fund their insurgence. Fox News, "Black Soldier Made History As First African American Sniper To Deploy With 3rd Ranger Battalion," 20 Feb. 2021 How did the violent Capitol insurgence retraumatise us? Kathleen Newman-bremang,, "How The Racial Trauma Of 2020 F*cked With Our Bodies & What To Do About It Now," 19 Jan. 2021 Cohen was not the first Democratic lawmaker to accuse GOP counterparts of being complicit in the attack in the time since the insurgence on the Capitol. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "House GOP lawmaker denies providing Capitol tours in days leading up to siege," 18 Jan. 2021 In fact, the insurgence, Dr Boeteng says, reinforced the fact that Black people are in constant survival mode and that has devastating physical ramifications (see above). Kathleen Newman-bremang,, "How The Racial Trauma Of 2020 F*cked With Our Bodies & What To Do About It Now," 19 Jan. 2021 The insurgence at the Capitol, which was timed to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College for Biden, led to a lockdown of the building, temporarily halting the process. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "White House trade adviser says impeachment was 'violence to this country'," 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of insurgence

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of insurgence was in 1847

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29 Apr 2021

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“Insurgence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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in·​sur·​gence | \ in-ˈsər-jəns How to pronounce insurgence (audio) \

Legal Definition of insurgence

: insurgent rebellion

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