Examples of insurrection in a Sentence
the famous insurrection of the slaves in ancient Rome under Spartacus
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The incident spread anger among Southerners who feared slave insurrection, increasing the tension between the North and South.
Even if a future Supreme Court ruled otherwise, good luck confiscating those weapons without causing an insurrection.
Neighboring Turkey is holding Army border exercises to underline its concerns Iraqi Kurdish separatism could feed insurrection on its soil.
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 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.
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.
In recent weeks, a procession of Republican Party leaders has offered the case for such an insurrection.
In his native Poland, Kosciuszko is known for leading the Kosciuszko Uprising of 1794, a brave insurrection against foreign rule by Russia and Prussia.
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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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