Examples of insurrection in a Sentence
the famous insurrection of the slaves in ancient Rome under Spartacus
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In the past, both Koreas dropped subversive material into each other’s territory with the intent of inciting insurrection or defection.
But much like his predecessor, John Boehner, who was forced from his speakership in 2015 by the conservative fringe of the Republican Party, Ryan is facing a brewing insurrection on his right flank.
Senate Republicans had hoped to pass their tax cut bill on Nov. 30, but there was a last-minute insurrection led by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
When one side lost at the city’s Hippodrome in 532, a crowd started a mass insurrection known as the Nika Riot.
Mr Putin annexed Crimea in 2014 (the first time that the borders of post-war Europe had been changed by force) and launched a covert invasion of eastern Ukraine in support of a separatist insurrection.
The 56-year-old West Point graduate had fought the Apache and Sioux in the West, the Spanish in Cuba, Filipino nationalists in their insurrection against U.S. rule and Pancho Villa in Mexico.
In 1859, local militia members camped there in case they were needed to put down John Brown’s insurrection at Harpers Ferry.
And as the scene at Harpers Ferry showed, slaveholders relied on the potential power of the national government to assist in putting down insurrections in their states that might threaten the system of slavery.
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Origin and Etymology of insurrection
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of insurrection
- open rebellion against the officers
- a political revolution that toppled the monarchy
- quickly put down the uprising
- a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders
- an insurrection of oppressed laborers
- a mutiny led by the ship's cook
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legal Definition of insurrection
- whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years
- —U.S. Code
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