Examples of insurrection in a Sentence
the famous insurrection of the slaves in ancient Rome under Spartacus
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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by its Spanish acronym FARC, formed in the mid-1960s to mount an armed insurrection to overthrow the system and open the way to redistributing land amid economic inequality.
The incident spread anger among Southerners who feared slave insurrection, increasing the tension between the North and South.
Neighboring Turkey is holding Army border exercises to underline its concerns Iraqi Kurdish separatism could feed insurrection on its soil.
Even if a future Supreme Court ruled otherwise, good luck confiscating those weapons without causing an insurrection.
The famous televangelist Jim Bakker, who is preaching again on television after a rape accusation and a prison term for financial fraud, recently warned that Christians would start an armed insurrection if President Donald Trump were impeached.
The Republican Establishment deserves an insurrection.
During the early stages of the Algerian war, the French government, in 1955, passed a law that would enable authorities to curb revolutionary insurrection.
While Trump had locked up the delegates necessary in the primaries, an insurrection brewed among Republicans dissatisfied with his selection.
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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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