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

Examples of insurgence in a Sentence

the insurgence eventually succeeded in undermining the corrupt dictatorship
Recent Examples on the Web The insurgence captures Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman) and pursues the boy. Jesse Hassenger, The Week, 22 Apr. 2022 With the insurgence of social media and online shopping, the demand for clothes inspired by straight-off-the-runway trends without the runway price tags has grown. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2022 Jonathan Humphreys, 27, has been under investigation for several months, since Google geolocation data placed at least one of his devices inside the Capitol the afternoon of the violent insurgence, the affidavit states. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2022 Cantrell looks back on his career that spans 34 years -- starting at the forefront of grunge’s insurgence with Alice in Chains’ 1990 debut, Facelift -- with pride. Billboard, 29 Oct. 2021 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, 19 Apr. 2021 More than 100 people have been charged for their participation in the insurgence. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 9 Feb. 2021 The insurgence on Capitol Hill is the most obvious signal yet that white supremacy is an attack on democracy. Dahleen Glanton,, 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, 20 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of insurgence

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Insurgence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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