Examples of insurrection in a Sentence
the famous insurrection of the slaves in ancient Rome under Spartacus
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Sign Up Mr. Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, to crush the insurrection, and poured in troops backed by airstrikes, artillery fire and armored vehicles.
Duterte declared martial law in the Mindanao region, the southern third of the Philippines, to crush the insurrection, and poured in troops backed by airstrikes, artillery fire and armored vehicles.
Athens wanted to use its navy to assist land forces that would conduct raids on Sparta’s allies, while simultaneously encouraging a slave insurrection in the Spartan homeland.
Chants for freedom turned quickly to insurrection, bullets and war.
I am reminded of the repetition chorus of OCCUPY during the Wall Street insurrection.
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Origin and Etymology of insurrection
Middle English insureccion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin insurrection-, insurrectio, from insurgere
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of insurrection
INSURRECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insurrection for English Language Learners
: a usually violent attempt to take control of a government
INSURRECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of insurrection for Students
: an act or instance of rebelling against a government
Legal Definition of insurrection
: the act or an instance of revolting especially violently against civil or political authority or against an established government; also : the crime of inciting or engaging in such revolt 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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